SIRIS, ALTO, and NAS: Archived agents



This article explains what archived agents are and how to view them.


  • Datto SIRIS
  • Datto ALTO


An archived agent  is a protected system's backup chain that 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. 

fig1.pngFigure 1: Archived agent on a Datto appliance (click to enlarge)

The following table shows the total number of archived agents you may have on a Datto appliance at any time. This chart only lists models that have limits on archived agents:

fig1.pngFigure 2: Archived agent limits

Any offsite data for archived agents count against your appliance's total offsite data quota. Datto will continue to bill for the archived dataset until you delete the agent locally and offsite. Depending on your Datto device model and billing plan, additional charges may apply. If you have questions regarding billing for archived agents, contact your Datto Sales Executive.

Viewing archived agents

In the Datto Partner Portal

On the BCDR Status page, archived agents will show a value of Agent Archived in the Last 10 Backups column.

Figure 3: Archived agent as viewed in the Datto Partner Portal (click to enlarge)

In the Device GUI

Click the Protect tab of the device UI, then click the  Show Archived button at the top of the screen. 

Figure 4: The Show Archived button in the device GUI (click to enlarge)

To hide archived agents again, click Hide Archived at the top of the screen.

fig5.pngFigure 5: Hide Archived (click to enlarge)

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