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ESXi /store folder / datastore is lost

Hey guys,

There is a problem I haven't found a solution yet. On one of my ESXi the datastore the folder /store is symlinking at is not available anymore. I was not aware that this ESXi was configured to use a seperate datastore to host the VMware tools etc. So the whole /store folder is blown away.

Now to my question: Is it possible to recreate the whole /store folder locally or on another datastore without having the old data?

This is the output of "ls -la" in the root folder of the ESXi

lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            22 May 23 13:07 productLocker -> /locker/packages/6.0.0

lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            49 May 23 13:05 store -> /vmfs/volumes/5909d59f-2844b51d-9f88-2343554653

lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            17 Feb 10 07:11 vmupgrade -> /locker/vmupgrade

Another command line output:

[root@ESXi:~] cd locker

[root@ESXi:/locker] ls -la

total 12

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root           512 Jul 10 10:47 .

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root           512 Jul 10 08:13 ..

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root           512 Jul 10 10:47 packages

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root             0 Jul 10 10:47 vmupgrade

Just as a short overview:

My environment consists of 17 ESXi between 5.5 and 6.0 at the moment. All ESXi OS data are normally stored on the corresponding SD cards. I have a 3PAR storage behind all the ESXi and the vCenter is version 6.0.

In advance thanks for your help!

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