SIRIS, ALTO, and NAS: Archiving and removing a Rescue Agent



This article describes steps for archiving and removing a Rescue Agent. For an explanation of how Rescue Agents work, see SIRIS, ALTO, and NAS: Create Rescue Agent.


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Once a disaster recovery is complete and a rescue agent is no longer needed, you should archive the Rescue Agent so it no longer takes backups, and eventually remove the Rescue Agent to free up resources on your Datto device.

Choosing when to archive a Rescue Agent is at your discretion. Datto recommends waiting for at least one successful backup and screenshot of the restored machine before archiving the Rescue Agent.

Archiving a Rescue Agent

Archiving prevents the Rescue Agent from creating any new backups, but preserves the previous backup data so that it can be restored in an emergency.

You cannot run a local virtualization from an archived rescue agent so be sure you no longer need the virtualization before archiving the Rescue Agent.

1. Navigate to the Restore TabManage Rescue Agent and Archive the Rescue Agent

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: Archive (click to enlarge)

Removing a Rescue Agent 

Removing a Rescue Agent will permanently delete the Rescue Agent's data.

1.  To remove the Rescue Agent, navigate to the Protect Tab. If you archived the agent first, you'll need to click Show Archived to see your archived agents.

2. Click Remove Rescue Agent.

mceclip1.pngFigure 2: Remove Rescue Agent (click to enlarge)

3. You will need to enter the phrase to verify that you want to remove the data permanently.  Enter this phrase exactly as specified to enable the DELETE button

mceclip2.pngFigure 3: Permanently remove rescue agent (click to enlarge)

mceclip3.pngFigure 4: Deleting the agent (click to enlarge)

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