Secondary Replication



This article describes the Secondary Replication feature for Datto appliances. 


  • Datto SIRIS


Available exclusively for the SIRIS product line, this feature provides partners in Canada, UK, and EMEA the option to have their data replicated from their primary datacenter to a secondary datacenter. 

This feature is enabled by default during the device registration process and can only be toggled on or off. You can change your secondary replication setting by following the steps described in the Managing Secondary Replication on your Datto Appliance section of this article.

Secondary Datacenter Locations

Datacenter replication is determined based on the appliance's geographic region. It is not possible to manually change the target datacenter. The secondary datacenter for each location is as follows:

  • Canada → Calgary
  • UK → Iceland
  • Germany → Iceland
  • Sydney → Melbourne

Datto shares secondary replication within the United States between its bi-coastal datacenters.

Feature Details

  • To protect your data from malicious deletion, removing any replicated backup points through the device UI (either through the Manage Recovery Points page or as a result of retention activity) will only delete data from the local appliance and its primary datacenter.
  • Datto stores all backups replicated to secondary datacenters as daily snapshots and retains them at the secondary location for up to 90 days.

Managing Secondary Replication on your Datto Appliance

To manage the Secondary Replication setting, access the GUI of your Datto appliance. From the device home page, click Configure → Device Settings. You can find the Secondary Replication toggle in the location shown in Figure 1.

You can choose to enable or disable secondary replication. The feature will not automatically re-enable itself if you disable it.

mceclip1.pngFigure 1: Configure → Device Settings → Secondary Replication (click to enlarge)

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