So I have the following scenario - two servers, one is Web server, another is a Backup server. Both running Windows Server 2012 R2
I have a mapped drive on Web referencing Backup I have a VHD I created on the Map drive, physically located on Backup that is being used by Web in order for Windows Server Backup to do nightly images to this VHD. The idea is to have the images physically stored on the Backup server, but performed from the Web server.
I have this VHD showing as a real drive in My PC on Web.
I'd like to mount this VHD as Read Only on the Backup server so I can take a peak every now and then to make sure the backups are showing up / access if necessary.
The problem is when I try to mount the VHD on the Backup as Read Only I receive "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process"
I'm suspecting they are saying this because its mounted on Web.
I'm wondering if there is any way I can accomplish what i'm hoping to accomplish or if its not possible.
FYI - HyperV/VM backups aren't a possibility in this scenario.