April 08, 2021

Backup NAS Devices with NAS Guard to Minimize Downtime

By David Weiss

What is NAS Backup?

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a dedicated data storage device that connects to a network. It is typically used in a local data center or “private cloud” capacity, giving authorized users access to the shared storage via a Local Access Network (LAN). Files placed on a NAS range from databases to large files used to create animation and CAD files. In non-data center environments, NAS is often used to backup desktop computers and personal devices, hence an additional backup system for the NAS device is also necessary to avoid having a single point of failure.

Fortify NAS Devices with Datto NAS Guard

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) frequently select a NAS to provide additional storage for their enterprise. This is because a NAS has many advantages over alternatives such as servers including relatively simple operation, cost-effectiveness, and scalability, plus fast and easy file accessibility.

While a NAS offers many benefits as a local storage device, many NAS users are unaware that their NAS device should not be treated as a backup system: A NAS can also fail, leaving users vulnerable to data loss.

A NAS backup system is essential for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) whose clients have one or more NAS devices. We created Datto NAS Guard to ensure that MSPs have a complete business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plan for your clients that depend on NAS.

Datto NAS Guard is cloud protection for NAS devices, ensuring that all of your clients’ network storage stays safe. Our Datto SIRIS solutions include NAS Guard, so you can minimize client downtime with a highly effective NAS backup system.

Datto SIRIS is a reliable, all-in-one BCDR solution built for MSPs to prevent data loss and minimize downtime for clients. Industry-leading features such as Inverse Chain Technology that make every backup a recovery point and patented ransomware scanning bring enterprise-class features to SMB clients. Made to meet the unique needs of MSPs, SIRIS provides peace of mind that your clients’ data stays safe and that normal business operations can be restored within a matter of minutes.


SIRIS can use Datto’s NAS Guard to mount other network storage locations, and automatically schedule data replication from any NAS device on your client’s LAN to our safe and secure Datto cloud. The Datto cloud is the purpose-built cloud for backup and recovery that includes Cloud Deletion Defense to ensure backups stored in the cloud cannot be maliciously or accidentally deleted. MSPs can protect their clients’ NAS devices with NAS Guard on SIRIS to ensure that all their data is safe, with minimal downtime for disaster recovery.

Don’t leave your clients’ NAS devices out of the BCDR picture: Stay on guard with NAS Guard.

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Benefits of Datto NAS Guard

Helping MSPs to minimize downtime is our focus at Datto. With NAS Guard at the ready, you can use Datto SIRIS to be sure that all of your clients’ network storage is cloud protected for true NAS backup.

Datto NAS Guard is how MSPs:

  • Provide comprehensive backup for NAS devices
  • Ensure protection for your clients’ largest files: databases, multimedia files, CAD drawings
  • Mount network storage locations and automatically schedule and copy data from NAS devices to the safe and secure Datto cloud

We go beyond technology: Datto is 100% channel-only for a true partnership with our MSPs. Everything we do is backed by Datto’s 24x7x365 direct-to-tech support.

How to get started with Datto NAS Guard

Complete BCDR coverage means handling NAS backup. Keep your clients feeling confident with a complete BCDR plan that keeps all of their network storage safe, ensuring minimum downtime after a disaster.

Contact Datto today and learn more about everything NAS Guard does for MSPs.

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