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No file exists for given path

When trying to sort out an issue with Change Block Tracking, we have removed some files attempting to start fresh, among these would be the .vmxf file, thie is now preventing any future backups from taking place. Is there a way that we can recreate the .vmxf file so that backups can then resume to normal? There currently exists no backup and I have already tried the VM Files Restore Wizard but have been unsucessfull becuase of my previous point. Is there a way to recreate the .VMXF file?

Error: DiskLib error: [16].No file exists for given path -- File open failed: Could not find the file --tr:Failed to start file downloading. VMFS path: [[*****-SYN-001] ***-VM-006/***-VM-006.vmxf]. --tr:NFC storage connection is unavailable. Storage: [stg:datastore-2339,nfchost:host-13,conn:192.168.**.**]. Storage display name: [*****-SYN-001]. Failed to create NFC download stream. NFC path: [nfc://conn:192.168.**.**,nfchost:host-13,stg:datastore-2339@***-VM-006/***-VM-006.vmxf]. Failed to backup file.

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IRIX201110141
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Create a new fresh VM without Disks.  Stop the old VM. Add existing Disk to the new created one and see how it goes. If the problem is solved remove the vDisk from the old VM and perform a svMotion to that vDisks are stored in the same folder as the VM config file.

Regards,
Joerg

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PCPUK
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Hi Joerg,

There exist no backup of the VM currently as the disk has been removed from Veeam and taking a snapshot on VMware doesn't seem to recreate the files. Any advice?

Thanks,

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