I take a snapshot of my VM last month and I have a files save on the VMs but it gets and error will not boot's up after restart. So
I 'll roll to the last two months of snapshot save but my files is gone. How can retrieve the file from the recent snapshot, it tried to
attached the drive but won't work.
Not sure whether I understand your snapshot(s) correctly.
Anyway, data that's modified after taking a snapshot is stored in delta/redo files. With reverting to a previous snapshot, the changes in the latest snapshot are being discarded.
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As mentioned before, the data that was stored in the current delta/redo file is discarded when you revert to a snapshot. The only way to retrieve that data is by doing data recovery directly from the datastore.
You mentioned that the snapshot had been created a month ago. Isn't it possible to restore the missing data from your backup?
> The only way to retrieve that data is by doing data recovery directly from the datastore.
I tried that just recently - I have the impression that the REVERT to button launches a very rigorous delete action.
Looks like snapshots deleted by this GUI function are way harder to recover than snapshots that were deleted in datastorebrowser 🤔