Hi, I am very very new to VM ware and have recently had a new customer come to me with an issue of missing data. On investigation I found a server running VM Ware ESXI 5 with one VM. I found out that the server had rebooted due to a loss of power. I logged on and started up the VM. The staff where soon back working but straight away noticed that all of the data was 3 months out of date. I then soon found that the VM had been running with VMDK running in Non-persistent, which when the server was rebooted has returned the VMDK to it's original state.
My question to anyone that can help is> Is the data (wherever it's held) when running the VM in non persistent mode saved somewhere and can it be access after a system reboot?
Many many thanks in advance.
Hi, i dont think this can be possible to retrieve data from an Independent - Nonpersistent disk.
actually nonpersistent disk discarded all changes when you power off or reset the virtual machine. Changes to the disk are written to and read from a redo log file that is also deleted when you power off or reset VM.
What the other poster said - you are going to be out of luck - hopefully backups were taken