KariP
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The virtual disk needs repair

Hi,

my Win11 (x64) host crashed and when I later tried to start my VM, I did get the error that a disk needed repair.  The workstation mentioned four vmdk files, but they all appear to be extensions of the same disk.

I tried to use the vmware-vdiskmanager with the -R option, but it didn't do anything. No message e.g. trying to repair or reporting an error. It just returns quickly to the command prompt.

Is there something else I could do to get the VM back up and disks repaired?

Thanks,
kari

 

 

 

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scott28tt
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RDPetruska
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Post the latest vmware.log from that VM, as well as the directory listing showing detail view (names and sizes of files).

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a_p_
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First thing to do is to backup the VM's files/folder unless already done!

Next, extract the attached .zip archive to a new folder, drag&drop the VM's folder onto the .cmd file, compress/zip the newly created Metadata*.* files, and attach the .zip archive to your next reply.

André

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KariP
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Thanks,

attached are the results of doing the "Get-VmdkHeader" thing.

Kari

 

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KariP
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and here is the vmware log file.

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a_p_
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I can't see any errors in the files' metadata.

Didi you already perform a file system check on the host's file system?

André

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KariP
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André,

thanks, yes I did. Windows tells that it can't find any errors.

Luckily I have a backup I can restore the VM from, but the backup is in the Cloud so it will take some time to restore. Luckily it is the weekend, so I have time.

Let this one remain a mystery.


kp

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