Inverse Chain Technology
Datto developed a smarter backup process, with Inverse Chain Technology™. This proprietary technology eliminates problems in the backup chain, where most problems occur in the backup process. This feature is included in all SIRIS and ALTO devices.
Each time a backup occurs data is saved in a universal virtual file format (VMDK). These backups are not dependent on previous snapshots allowing for freedom over changing retention and deleting snapshots without resetting the chain or dropping a new base image. Since each backup is a fully bootable virtual machine, there is no need for a conversion to occur before performing a restore. With no complicated rollup or restore processes, data is always available immediately both on-site and off-site.
Datto’s Inverse Chain Technology™ avoids broken backup chains and enables virtualization to happen almost instantaneously.