SrVMwarer
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SME: vSphere Storage Expert, Re-Creating VMDK

Hi vSAN Gurus,

I am posting it here since you will be more in-dpeth with vSphere Storage with vSAN!

I managed to understand that for a VMDP descriptor file when it is a VMDK on a VMFS6 it uses SeSparse and the CID is same as Parent CID for the single VMDK descriptor file [Snapshots case]

1-) I want someone to correct me and let me understand more

2-) I want to know how can I recreate a vmdk descriptor if I am fixing a broken snapshot vmdks Chain?

3-) Another question what does these values mean?

ddb.longContentID = "5e74802d20df1083c065f15ffffffffe"

ddb.grain = "8"

ddb.longContentID = "7d84b45bb175061408e526edfffffffe"

Regards, İlyas
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SrVMwarer
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Hello any Expert?

Regards, İlyas
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TheBobkin
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That actually wouldn't work the same on vSAN as we point descriptors to Objects not -flat files. You or a mod should consider moving this thread as it doesn't appear to be related to vSAN.

Bob

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SrVMwarer
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I DID

Regards, İlyas
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