This article is an overview of Network Attached Storage on Datto SIRIS appliances.
As of March 23, 2016, SIRIS file shares have been upgraded with the following capabilities:
- Web File Browser
When you create a new share, you'll get a web link to browse the share. For an example, see Figure 1.
- Create iSCSI shares
With older versions of the SIRIS OS, you could only create NAS shares. For a full explanation of the differences between iSCSI and NAS shares, see the article NAS vs. iSCSI Shares.
- iSCSI rollback and iSCSI file restore
With the advent of iSCSI shares on SIRIS, you can now perform an iSCSI rollbacks and iSCSI file restores.
- Connect to NAS shares through SFTP
You can connect to new shares more securely through SFTP.
- Control share snapshots and share retention.
Previously, shares were backed up to Datto's Cloud via Offsite Mirroring, with no control over the snapshot interval or offsite retention. You now have granular control over these settings.
For more details on these new features, see the appropriate sections below.
Legacy shares remain unchanged. You can access them from the Network Attached Storage page, along with newer shares, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 - Legacy share listing
Share Creation and Settings
To create and configure shares, refer to the following articles:
- SIRIS Network Attached Storage: Share Creation
- SIRIS Network Attached Storage: NAS Share Settings
- SIRIS Network Attached Storage: iSCSI Share Settings
- SIRIS Network Attached Storage: Snapshot and Retention Settings
Connecting to SIRIS Shares
To connect to SIRIS shares, refer to the following articles:
Restoring from SIRIS Shares
Troubleshooting NAS Shares
- Cleaning Up Unused Shares On A Datto NAS (Advanced KB Access Only)