Dismounting a Snapshot

Applies To: Microsoft iSCSI Software Target

If you previously mounted a read-only snapshot of an iSCSI virtual disk locally on the iSCSI target server, and you no longer need local access to the data, you can dismount it. As a result, the snapshot will no longer appear as a local disk.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To dismount a locally mounted snapshot

  1. In Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, in the console tree, double-click Snapshots, and then click Active Snapshots.

  2. In the results pane, right-click the snapshot that you want to dismount locally, point to Disk Access, and then click Dismount Snapshot.

  3. When you are prompted to confirm the action, click Yes.

Additional considerations

  • You must be a member of the local Administrators group to perform these tasks.

  • To open iSCSI Software Target, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Microsoft iSCSI Software Target. (Another way to open iSCSI Software Target is to click Start, click Run, and then type iscsitarget.msc.)

Additional references

Providing Local Access to Data on Virtual Disks