I've followed the howto and successfully setup iSCSI Initiator and Targets. I'm exporting lvm2 logical volumes over iSCSI and the Initiator is a Xen server pool on which I have installed a Debian VM for testing. That part works well but the trouble I'm having now is backing up the LUN/LVM using LVM snapshots. I created a LVM snapshot OK but when I try to mount it I get the following error Code: [email protected]:/home/wayne# mount /dev/vg0/lun1snap /mnt/lun1snap mount: unknown filesystem type 'LVM2_member' The layers I have are thus Code: LVM group = vg0 LVM lv = /dev/vg0/storage_lun1 LVM lv snapshot = /dev/vg0/lun1snap ISCSI target = Lun 0 Path=/dev/vg0/storage_lun1,Type=fileio The data I'm trying to backup is the VM image files and not the partitions within the VM's as I would like to be able to restore the whole VM if needed but I'm lost in the layers! Thanks for reading.