With Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, you can create and manage snapshots as part of a comprehensive backup and recovery system. Snapshots are shadow copies, built using the Volume Shadow Copy Service technology. These point-in-time, read-only snapshots provide data protection in between backups, as well as providing a static image for use with back-up software.

To automate the creation of snapshots and the mounting of iSCSI virtual disks for regular backups, you can use the Schedule Snapshot Wizard to schedule snapshots and make the snapshots available on the local computer.

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