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Archived Agents

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Question

What is an archived agent?

Environment

  • Datto SIRIS
  • Datto ALTO

Answer

An archived agent is the backup chain of a protected system which has been permanently converted to a read-only archive by a device operator through the Archive Agent function. Archived agents retain their ability to be used for restoration in the event of a Disaster Recovery scenario, but you cannot write new backups to them.

Figure 1: Archived agent on a Datto appliance (click to enlarge)

Archived agents count against the device's total agent limit. The following table shows the total number of archived agents you may have on a Datto appliance at any time:

Any offsite data for archived agents will count against your appliance's total offsite data quota. Any device on per-agent billing will continue to be billed for the archived dataset until you delete the agent locally and offsite.

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