Restore snapshots while mapping iSCSI LUNs (on Windows)

On Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012
  1. In ElastiCenter, create a Storage Volume and name it, say, testvol2.
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  3. Mount the Storage Volume on the Windows Client.
    1. On Windows machine, launch iSCSI Initiator (Programs > Administrative Tools > ISCSI Initiator).
    2. In the Target tab, specify the target (tenant IP address).
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    4. Click Quick Connect. The Quick Connect screen appears, displaying the target name.
    5. Select the Target name and then click Connect.
    6. Click OK.
  4. Create Storage Drive to use the iSCSI target.
    1. Launch Server Manager and then select Disk Management in the left pane.
    2. Right-click the unallocated space (New Simple Volume wizard appears).
    3. Select New Simple Volume.


  5. Ensure that the new Storage Volume appears as shown in the following page.
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  7. Copy some data.
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  9. Create a snapshot on the Storage Volume using the following procedures:
    1. In ElastiCenter, select the Storage Volume in the navigation pane.
    2. From the list, select the Storage Volume to create local backup.
    3. In the following page, go to the Backup section of the Action Pane and then select Create Snapshot.
    4. Specify a name for the snapshot to be created and then click OK.
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  10. Delete the data on the mounted Storage Volume from the Windows Client.
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  12. In ElastiCenter, click Manage Snapshots (Actions pane > Local Backup) to view the list of previously captured snapshots.
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  14. Before restoring the snapshot, make the volume offline on the Windows Client (Disk Management > Right-Click Disk).
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  16. From the list of snapshots, select the snapshot you want to restore and then click Restore icon to roll back the Storage Volume content to previous state.
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  18. From the Windows Client, make the Storage Volume online.
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