alaskan84
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*Help* unable to create new VM because i deleted New Virtual Machine folder from datastore

Hello, I am a fledgling vmware admin for our school district. I have a 2008 R2 template that I deploy new virtual machines from. Today I was looking at my datastores and noticed that there was a New Virtual Machine folder inside datastore 3. I mistakenly assumed that those files were from a new VM deployment that had gone wrong and the vm had been removed. I opted to delete those files and now when i try to deploy a new VM from my template, I get the error

Clone Virtual Machine

     Unable to access file [EQL-VMFS-PROD03] New Virtual Machine/New Virtual Machine-000001.vmdk

Time:XXXX

Target: 2008R2SP1

Any idea how bad what I have done actually is? Any tips on how to go about getting those files back to the datastore?

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AntonVZhbankov
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Most probably you've deleted your template from datastore. When you rename VM in vCenter - they aren't automatically renamed on datastore.

The best option - create new template.

EMCCAe, MCITP: SA+VA, VCP 3/4/5, VMware vExpert http://blog.vadmin.ru
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jimraina
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Hi alaskan84,

welcoem to the community .

If you remember Could you please let us know the file extention you have deleted  or the folder having the files .

"You are stronger than you think"
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