Managed to do the VMFS driver mount of an ESXi hard drive to look into the file system for VMDK files and I am able to see things just fine. Successfully copied one 60GB VMDK file to mount and extract data. Attempting to mount a 512GB VMDK file to do the same and several things happen: 1) using webdav, unable to copy file (probably due to size?) and 2) using UFS Explorer to attempt to mount it, unable to open the file, whereas, the 60GB file opened just fine. This VMDK is good, because it was used several days ago and the system was shut-down properly. I need to get into this VMDK file ASAP, whatever it takes.
This is being done on a 64-bit Windows 7 box. Attempting this on a 64-bit UBUNTU in a few minutes. Using the "NET USE * HTTP://localhost:50080/vmfs" route to mount a drive works, as far as seeing the data, but not copying. Unable to copy large files. In Windows, the FileSize registry key is as large by default as it can be (50MB). What else could be happening that is preventing me from copying a 512GB file via WebDav? Ideas?