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Direct to Cloud: Starting a New Backup Chain for an Existing Agent

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Question

How do I start a new backup chain for a system already protected by the Datto Direct to Cloud agent?

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  • Datto Direct to Cloud

Answer

To break the backup chain for an existing Direct to Cloud agent and start over, perform the following steps:

1. Stop the Datto Direct to Cloud Logging, Datto Direct to Cloud Service, and DattoProvider services.

2. Delete the contents of the following directory:

%systemroot%\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Datto\

3. Restart the Datto Direct to Cloud Logging, Datto Direct to Cloud Service, and DattoProvider services.

4. Right-click the Direct to Cloud icon in the Windows Notification Center, and then click Open DTC registration page, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Open DTC registration page

5. Follow the prompts to re-register your backup agent. You will receive a new agent short code. A new backup chain for the protected system will begin.

NOTE: The previous backup chain will remain in the cloud in an orphaned state. To remove the old chain, contact Datto Technical Support for assistance.

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