SIRIS, ALTO, and NAS: Datto appliance deployment resources



This article provides you with an index of important Knowledge Base articles to help you set up, maintain, and troubleshoot a Datto appliance. 


  • Datto ALTO
  • Datto SIRIS
  • Datto NAS


Pre-deployment guides

Networking requirements

The following article describes the networking and bandwidth requirements that you must configure to ensure that Datto appliances for core functionality. These requirements vary based on your device model and what agent you have chosen.

Pairing target machines for backup

Use the Protect a System wizard within the Datto device UI to pair computers to the Datto appliance and configure the agent for backing up on a scheduled basis. The following articles describe configuration steps for the backup agents that Datto currently offers:

Backup best-practices

The following articles are best-practices for specific environments, backup maintenance, and retention:

Offsite Synchronization

After a Datto appliance completes an initial backup of a protected machine, you may perform an offsite synchronization to replicate the snapshot to the Datto Cloud. Read these articles for steps on how to configure the feature, and for additional information on how offsite synchronization functions:


The RoundTrip process seeds your data in the Datto Cloud. Read the following articles for details for general information surrounding RoundTrips, and how to order one:

Business continuity essentials

Datto recommends researching and testing Disaster Recovery Scenarios in the event you need to perform a restore. Read our article on Datto Disaster Recovery Resources to familiarize yourself with our recovery options and choose the best that works for you.

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