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Preserve Datastore in ESX 4.0

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I had an existing ESX 4.0 host. I needed to reinstall it and selected "Preserve Datastore" to hopefully preserve the VM that was on the ESX host. Does anyone know where I can look to find it? Thanks for the help.

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AndreTheGiant
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You can remount under Configuration / Storage / Add...

You must see the VMFS volume, be sure that it prompt a message about maintain the existing data.

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f10
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It should be available in /vmfs/volumes else can you do a fdisk -l and then check for filesystem type VMFS.

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AndreTheGiant
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You can remount under Configuration / Storage / Add...

You must see the VMFS volume, be sure that it prompt a message about maintain the existing data.

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro

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Troy_Clavell
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...and if you can't see it, from the console of the ESX Host type

esxcfg-volume -l

If the volume show's up, follow the KB article below to mount it back.

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1011387

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It was mounted. I did a Browse/Datastore and can see the vmdk, etc. Thanks everyone!

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