How to Access a iSCSI (WBADMIN) Backup in Server 2008 R2 Bare Metal Restore
Posted on 2014-07-28
I am working on a new strategy for backup of Server 2008 R2 data. The SAN is a Synology DS213J configured as iSCSI. The servers to be backed up are Intel S2600CPand S1200BT motherboards.
I have the backup running smoothly. Now I want to validate that I can do a WBADMIN bare metal restore from the iSCSI backup. Booting to the DVD and taking the repair path, I get stuck when I reach the advanced button on "re-image your computer." I have been able to install a NIC driver (although I am not sure it is the right one). After that, I can "see" the Synology device by accessing it via the UNC name (DISKSTATION). It prompts for a username and password. I provide that, but the explorer window that opens shows no entries. I think that is expected since there are no shares on the Synology.
How can I access the iSCSI backup when performing a WBADMIN bare metal restore?
Thanks in advance,