I'm trying to test some backup solutions for our fileserver running on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have recently inherited this IT-environment and it is currently running Cobian backup as a pure file backup which seems to work ok for the moment.
But I want to test the built in Windows Server backup instead and run it to an iSCSI enabled synology NAS target. I have got everything connected and windows server backup running as well to the LUN (just testing atm). So no issues getting everything to run. It is using NTFS file system.
But I was thinking a bit further ahead. Say this file server breaks down, can I mount the same iSCSI LUN from a different server without initializing and formatting it as a new drive?
Of course not accessing the LUN simultaneously between different machines, it's not a cluster enabled environment or file system.
If I could mount it on a different server in case of failure, this would in my mind provide a pretty safe remote backup but still being able to keep the multiple versions of the files that Windows server backup can do on "local" disks. It can't really do that if it's a pure network share.