Please see attached miss_file.jpg screenshot, the message display missed w05s04_1-000023.vmdk snapshot file, so cannot startup. The datastore2.jpg mean tis win08 VM Virtual Disk 2 is mount w05s04_1-000023.vmdk file. I can't restore this file from backup, could someone give me solution to fix this problem ?
Don't try to change the .vmdk files or you risk to loose data!
Please download the following files from your host (enable SSH and use WinSCP), compress/archive them and attach the resulting .zip file to a reply post.
In addition to this, please post a screen shot of the datastore browser window, showing all files with their details (sizes, time stamps, ...)
Follow all the steps and requirement mention in the link below to resolve your problem.
I followed UmeshAhuja guideline to corrent VMDK CID to fix this problem, but the Win08 files only can go back to 5 OCT status.
I have another question is can I restore the deleted VMDK file in VMware host ?
Any solution to retrieve the deleted snapshot file in VMware host?
you should have listened to Andre ...
if you provide the data he had asked for we may be able to help
Do you mean the Win08 1.4TB data ? if yes, how to give you ?
hehe - nobody asks for the flat.vmdks or the big deltas
the descriptorfiles or enough - they are just a few kb large
You must use WinSCP or something similar - Datastorebrowser has a nasty bug/feature and does not display vmdks correctly.
When Datastorebrowser displays a base.vmdk it only shows a single file : it should display base.vmdk + base-flat.vmdk
When Datastorebrowser displays a snapshot.vmdk it only shows a single file : it should display base-000001.vmdk + base--000001-delta.vmdk.
We need those vmdks without flat or delta in the name
So no another method to recovery the deleted file ?
I can't see any vmdks file in WinSCP ...
I can see the .vmdk files!? The .vmdk files we need - besides the other files I mentioned earlier - are the ones with only a few hundred bytes in size.
You cant see any vmdks in the screenshot ???
the small files are all there - those only a few hundred bytes large vmdks are the ones we need
oh .... vmdks .... I think this is not vmdk .... sorry.
Do you want base-000001.vmdk + base--000001-delta.vmdk ? how can I send to you ?
Andre or me already mentioned that we need only the small ones - without flat or delta in the name.
We also dont need those with ctk in the name.
Just download those files with winscp
I give you tomorrow, how can I send to you ?
Please re-read my earlier post (Re: Can't startup win08 VM by deleted snapshot file) to see what is requied, and attach the .zip file to a reply post using "Attach Files" at the bottom of the edit screen when you reply.