vogrand
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Crashed VCSA, snapshot not working.... help

Hi

Vmware newbie here.

Got a 6.7 VCSA with snapshots but after a power outage my vcsa has lost its disk's/cannot mount it's partitions.

Have 3x intel NUC with VSAN active and d-switch.

I can see the VCSA on 2 ESXI hosts but cannot restore it / start it.

Can I install a fresh VCSA, but is it possible to keep all the old VCSA config? Do I need to start from scratch and re-create the VSAN/DSwitch config?

Can I export VSAN/Dswitch config from the esxi host?

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jburen
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A snaphot is not the same as a backup! So if you didn't make a backup from the VCSA configuration (from the management interface) you might have to rebuild the VCSA. It is not possible to export the config from the ESXi host.

But If you do have a backup you can start a new installation and then use the backup to recreate the config.

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vogrand
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Yeap, no backups

Thought the snapshot would save my day but nope. esxi cannot find the vmdk for some reason.

Installing a new VCSA right now.

I hope it's only D-Switch configuration I need to re-create in VCSA and "push" out to esxi hosts again correct?

VSAN should be detected when I add ESXI hosts to VCSA?

Thanks!

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