'Windows Server Backup' - restore to remote server

Hi, I'm testing my backup/restore solution and I'm running into an error when trying to restore from a remote server. The problem that I'm running into is that I need to share the entire drive in order for the application to see the backups. Basically, I have to point the restore to \\fileserver\f in order to make it work. F is actually an iSCSI drive set from a Synology NAS. My question is, if the server becomes unavailable and I need to restore to a different one, how can I gain access to the F drive when this drive was a share on the 'fileserver' ? Maybe there is a way to access the backup straight from the NAS but I'm not sure about that.


I hope I made it confusing enough :-)


Thank you for your help
Alan DalaITAsked:
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Tom ChadaraviciusSenior DeveloperCommented:
I use Acronis True Image. I have also tried Paragon suite with almost equal success. If my Windows machine goes down, I can always restore from image, and I have restored several times even when I only needed to roll-back (similar to Windows "system restore", only Acronis and Paragon allow truly-clean "restore".)
No Windows-native backup tools have been as good as third-party tools.
I also use "Advanced Tokens Manager" to save activation token(s).
Shabbir RaoCommented:
I use Syncrify. It allows me to create the back up within my network which I feel is completely secure and there is also a option of Folder Sync in which we can set a folder to synchronize automatically whenever it is updated. It is a perfect back up solution for me.

Give it a try. I hope it will help you out too.

http://web.synametrics.com/Syncrify.htm
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
If the File Server is ok and you want to restore server 1 - where the iSCSI object was created - then it is almost impossible to restore from that backup image. Usually the restore is done from a Boot CD of Windows Installation Media and there is no standard way of adding iSCSI object.
The right approach for you is using backup to a NAS share. Don't use in this case the iSCSI object. Just backup to a simple share and when you need to restore from it - you will show the path to that share.

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Alan DalaITAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your help! If I understand this correctly, backing up to a folder holds only the last backup. Is this accurate?


Thanks again!
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Yes, a shared folder will contain only one backup which is always overwritten with new one. This is when you use Windows Server Backup. Third party backup tools do not have this limitation.
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