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Data Recovery on iSCSI LUN

Here you will find out:

  • what is LUN
  • how DiskInternals can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

What is an iSCSI LUN?


Logical Unit (LUN) is a logical device, an iSCSI network drive.

iSCSI, in turn, is network-attached storage and network protocol in which disk images available on the network are stored in EXT. Therefore, LUN executes all SCSI commands sent to it by the host computer, since the host computer considers the LUN as an independent physical device. For example, say you own a SAN with an array of 6 TB. In this case, you can divide the array into blocks of 2 TB and get a total of 3 LUNs. LUN can be used to create two or three storage spaces on it at once and vice versa. Adding an iSCSI LUN to the storage occurs without any problems without disconnecting the physical hosts or storage subsystems. If suddenly, one of the iSCSI LUN goes into decline, the other VMs will not notice it.

A LUN can be not only a logical drive but also a monitoring SES processor; a controller, for example. Partitioning an array into LUNs means you can have different caching policies on different LUNs, which is not possible with conventional software partitions.

If you need to perform data recovery on iSCSI LUN

You can use DiskInternals software; you will not regret it!

When LUNs are used by large companies and corporations, it most often represents subtypes of large RAID disk arrays. Moreover, each of these subtypes belongs to one client. The iSCSI privacy policy does not prohibit or restrict the use of computers using the same LUNs. That is, there is one basic file system for the operating system. In this case, you can use DiskInternals RAID Recovery to return data.

This application automatically checks and determines the status of the RAID array, controller, file system and disks, and restores files where possible.

If you use several LUNs with a couple of VMDKs, or if you use one LUN with several VMDKs and you need to restore your data, DiskInternals VMFS Recovery is the best solution. It is wise to create a disk image and recover data from it. The whole process is automated to the maximum level due to the well designed Recovery Wizard. It greatly facilitates the work with the application and the recovery of such important information. All action takes place in real-time without needing to turn off the VM. Without exception, all recovered files and folders are exported to local or remote locations (including FTP). Unicode file names and multilevel folders are supported.

Having learned about all the benefits of DiskInternals VMFS Recovery, download it and install it.

Launch the Wizard and follow its clear instructions:

First, connect via SSH (if necessary).

Then open the disk (it can be a local disk or SSH).

After scanning (it can take a while), find the files you need.

The next step is to mount the VMDK file and open it with the left mouse button.

Next, preview the files to verify their integrity.

DiskInternals VMFS Recovery provides automatic recovery of viewed files.

The final step is to acquire a license to complete the export of data.

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