Last week I did a video showing the iSCSI snapshot feature in DSM 4.2 beta. I had a lot of people ask for more video demos so here we go. If there is anything you’d like to see or have ideas please let me know!
Like many Synology users, I use my setup to store virtual machines hosted by VMware. While I used to primarily use NFS I’m now moving toward iSCSI since Synology added VAAI and snapshot support for iSCSI LUNs. There are several ways to backup a solution like that. If you’re in a full production environment I’d recommend a good backup application, like Veeam, but often it’s nice just to do a straight copy of data. Few NAS allow you to replicate or copy an iSCSI LUN…but Synology gives you an easy way to do it either locally or to another Synology.
In the video below we’ll go through the steps to backup an iSCSI LUN and then show your options for restoring data.