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How Do I Create A Network Share On My Datto BCDR Device?

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This article explains the process to create a NAS or iSCSI share on a Datto appliance.

Environment

  • Datto ALTO
  • Datto SIRIS

Description

Before following these steps, decide whether you want to create a NAS or iSCSI share. Once created, you cannot convert shares from one type to another. Also, iSCSI share size cannot be changed. 

1. In the device UI, click the File Share tab and select Network Attached Storage from the drop-down menu.

Figure 1: The Datto device UI (click to enlarge)

2. On the Shares page, click the Add a New Share button.


Figure 2: The Shares page (click to enlarge)

Creating a NAS share

1. In the Create Share Wizard, enter a name for the share.

2. Choose whether to use default settings or import a configuration for another share.

3. For share type, select NAS from the drop-down menu.

When you have finished making your selections, click the Next button.

Figure 3: Creating a NAS share in the Create Share Wizard (click to enlarge)

Creating an iSCSI share

1. In the Create Share Wizard, enter a name for the share.

2. Choose whether to use default settings or import a configuration for another share.

3. For share type, select iSCSI from the drop-down menu.

When you have finished making your selections, click the Next button.


Figure 4: Creating an iSCSI share in the Create Share Wizard (click to enlarge)

Click Add Another to create another share. Otherwise, click Continue, to return to the Your Shares page. You will see the newly-created share listed, as shown in Figure 6. To configure individual settings for your share, click the Configure Share Settings link.

Figure 5: NAS share, as shown on the Your Shares page (click to enlarge)


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