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JacovT
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Datastore gone after disk failure/recovery

Hello guys,

I am in a bit of a sticky here. Smiley Sad

We have a HP ML350 with 4 146GB SAS drives configured in Raid5 as a datastore. Well, disaster struck and one of the drives in the array failed.

We slided in a new drive and the rebuild finished, but after booting ESXi 3.5 the datasore that was on this drive previously is gone. (read not displayed in the storage section of the Infrastructure client). I can not find a way to add this datastore again without destroying the disk.

Like I say, the drive that failed was part of a Raid5 array and it was recovered and it's back on line.

I can also see the SCSI target in the Storage Adapters list.

Any idea how I go about re-adding this datasore to the ESXi config without destroying the VM's in the datastore? Smiley Happy

Thank you in advance.

---Jaco

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JacovT
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Hmm. Anyone? Smiley Happy

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rlund
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Any update on this?

Roger Lund

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Roger Lund Minnesota VMUG leader Blogger VMware and IT Evangelist My Blog: http://itblog.rogerlund.net & http://www.vbrainstorm.com
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Dave_Mishchenko
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rlund
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Thanks

Roger Lund

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Message was edited by: rlund

Roger Lund Minnesota VMUG leader Blogger VMware and IT Evangelist My Blog: http://itblog.rogerlund.net & http://www.vbrainstorm.com
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rlund
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Dave,

it shows up as a snap, and it looks to be empty, idea's?

Roger Lund

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Roger Lund Minnesota VMUG leader Blogger VMware and IT Evangelist My Blog: http://itblog.rogerlund.net & http://www.vbrainstorm.com
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Dave_Mishchenko
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So if you browse the datastore, it shows up empty?

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rlund
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I was able to after a rescan

Thanks

Roger Lund

My Blog:

Roger Lund Minnesota VMUG leader Blogger VMware and IT Evangelist My Blog: http://itblog.rogerlund.net & http://www.vbrainstorm.com
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Dave_Mishchenko
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And do you see any files or folders in the datastore?

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rlund
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Yep, looks all good.

I'll add a blog entry with the LVM Lun Entry setting.

Thanks

Roger Lund

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I hope this works for the OP also

Roger Lund Minnesota VMUG leader Blogger VMware and IT Evangelist My Blog: http://itblog.rogerlund.net & http://www.vbrainstorm.com
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Basher590
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Thank you. you're a life saver. i had exactly the same problem and this sorted it out, thank you very much. Smiley Happy

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