Using SnapDrive to mount a Snapshot copy

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You can use SnapDrive to mount the Snapshot copy for the file you want to restore. You can then manually copy the file to the Data Restore Directory.

The following procedure shows how to use SnapDrive for Windows to mount a Snapshot copy on a Windows Server 2008 host. SnapDrive for Windows and the Snap Creator Agent must be running on the host.

  1. In Server Manager, click Storage > SnapDrive > physical_server_name > Disks.

  2. In the Disk Identification pane, navigate to the Snapshot copy that contains the copy of the file you want to restore and choose Connect Disk in the right-click menu.

    The Connect Disk wizard opens.

    Throughout the Connect Disk wizard, click Next to advance to the next page. Click Back to return to the previous page.

    Tip Make a note of the name of the Snapshot copy. You will need the name when you copy the file to the Data Restore Directory.
  3. On the Provide a Storage System Name, Lun Path and Name page, optionally enter descriptive text for the LUN.

  4. On theSelect a LUN Type page, leave the default.

  5. On theSelect LUN Properties page, select the drive letter or mount point for the Snapshot copy.

  6. On the iSCSI initiator/FC host bus adapter (HBA) page, select the iSCSI initiator or FC host bus adapter (HBA).

  7. On the Management Type page, select the management type you want to use to map to the LUN: automatic or manual.

  8. Click Finish to mount the Snapshot copy to the specified mount point.