After bringing up a test server with direct attached storage hung off it, I am looking to see about testing out the iSCSI target software with Server 2008 R2. So far so good.
My question is this, if I use an iSCSI target for Windows built-in backup utility, creating Full System backup for bare metal recovery. Will I be out of luck if the system (OS partition) does in fact go down and I need to perform a recovery on a dead system disk, BUT, the backup is on an iSCSI target?
...they indicate that "Windows will then scan your machine for available backups. Please ensure that the media with your backup is connected to the machine. If Windows Complete PC Restore is unable to find the backup, please try un-connecting and re-connecting the backup device."
Will the iSCSI target be connected at that point?
Just thinking this through before I put anything into place.