SIRIS, ALTO, and NAS: Dataset Cleanup



This article describes the Dataset Cleanup feature for Datto Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR) appliances.


  • Datto SIRIS
  • Datto ALTO
  • Datto NAS


Orphaned datasets consist of backup data which may have failed to completely migrate to, or clean up from, a Datto device's storage array. They can be caused by a number of factors, and they do not appear anywhere in the UI, making it challenging to know that they exist.

The Dataset Cleanup feature allows a device operator to view and remove any orphaned datasets which may be present on the appliance.

NOTE: ownCloud / Datto Drive Local data cannot be reported or managed by the Dataset Cleanup feature.

Auditing & Managing Orphaned Data

To access the Dataset Cleanup card, perform the following steps:

1. From the GUI of your Datto appliance, navigate to Advanced → Advanced Device Status.

2. Scroll down until you see the Dataset Cleanup card, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Dataset Cleanup (click to enlarge)

The information shown is as follows:

A. Dataset Name: This column displays the ZFS path of the orphaned dataset.

B. Size: This column represents the total disk space used by each of the orphaned datasets.

C. Action: Clicking the wastebasket icons in this column allows you to remove orphaned datasets on an individual basis. Once deleted, removed datasets cannot be recovered.

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