tractng
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Attaching an existing vmdk to a new Linux VM for comparison

We have a possible corruption with some files on a Linux machine production.  I am trying to do a low file restore using Veeam for comparison.  I have access to vmdk files from many backup restore  points.  After adding an existing virtual drive (using the restored vmdk) from the vSphere client to a new Linux machine, what do I need to do on Linux side?

ls /dev/sd* (after a reboot shows sdb, sdb1, sdb2 in addition to sda, sda1, sda2).  Do I just mount the device sdb to a directory?  Its been a while..

Thanks,

TT

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MikeStoica
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The way you configure inside the Linux VM it has to do more with Linux OS not vSphere. After you add the disk you have several options, you can do even a LVM, it depents.

Check these How to Add a New Disk to an Existing Linux Server  & How to Add New Disks Using LVM to an Existing Linux System

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