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SIRIS, ALTO, and NAS: Creating and Protecting Network Shares With a Datto Appliance

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This article explains the process to create and protect Network Attached Storage (NAS) and iSCSI shares with 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. 

Launching the Share Creation Wizard

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 Create Share button.

Figure 2: The Shares page (click to enlarge)

The Share Creation Wizard will launch.

mceclip2.pngFigure 3: The Share Creation Wizard (click to enlarge)

Creating a NAS share

1. In the Share Creation Wizard, click the Create NAS Share button.

mceclip1.pngFigure 4: Creating a NAS share in the Wizard (click to enlarge)

2. Enter a share name, and use the drop-down menu to choose between using default settings or the settings from an existing share.

mceclip2.pngFigure 5: Share name and configuration (click to enlarge)

3. Choose your local retention schedule, then click Next.

mceclip3.pngFigure 6: Local retention settings (click to enlarge)

4. Choose your cloud retention schedule, then click Next.

mceclip4.pngFigure 7: Cloud retention settings (click to enlarge)

5. Review the information and click Finish.

mceclip5.pngFigure 8: Summary (click to enlarge)

Your NAS share and the links to connect to it will now appear in the Network Attached Storage page.

mceclip6.pngFigure 9: The completed NAS share (click to enlarge)

Creating an iSCSI share

1. In the Share Creation Wizard, click the Create iSCSI Share button.

mceclip3.pngFigure 10: Creating an iSCSI share in the wizard (click to enlarge)

2. Enter a share name, and use the drop-down menu to choose default settings or using the settings from an existing share.

3. Specify the share size and block size. When you have finished making your selections, click the Next button.

mceclip4.pngFigure 11: Share configuration settings (click to enlarge)

4. Choose your local retention schedule, then click Next.

mceclip5.png Figure 12: Local retention settings (click to enlarge)

5. Choose your cloud retention schedule, then click Next.

mceclip6.pngFigure 13: Cloud retention settings (click to enlarge)

6. Review the information and click Finish.

mceclip8.pngFigure 14: iSCSI share, as shown on the Your Shares page (click to enlarge)


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