Mounting snapshot using snapdrive
Mounting snapshot using snapdrive A situation that SAN administrator / System administrator will get that user unfortunately deleted his data and he will ask administrator to restore his old data. In this moment we can use snapdrive application to mount a snapshot as a windows drive then ask a user to copy his data.
In this article we are going to see how to mount a snapshot using snapdrive.
Mounting Snapshot Using snapdrive
In a windows server Click on Start → Computer (Right click)→ Manage→ in Computer Management Expand Storage→Expand Snapdrive
Dedicated: In a single server you can mount your snapshot as a drive to dedicated server
Shared: Mounting the drive to cluster nodes, this option will mount the drive in both the cluster nodes
Select initiator group option how you want to create. Automatic will create an igroup in Netapp Filer and it will map snapshot LUN to that igroup. Manual mode you have to select and create igroup then map LUN. Click Next
As a sample output of Netapp01 Filer console when you click Next it will create an igroup in Netapp01
Here mounting of snapshot is Done..!!
We can unmount the snapshot using below process
Click on Start -> Computer -> Right Click and select Manage -> in Computer Management expand +Storage -> Select snapdrive then select the mounted drive
Right click on the mounted drive letter
That’s about Snapdrive snapshot mounting.
SnapDrive Application Introduction