(i have esxi 5.5 )
Yesterday i got lost connection to Local datastore which set on dell R710 server (RAID5) 4 disks , every disk 4 tb size , and in this datastore i installed FREENAS , and recently the service in freenas start stack (2 times per 1 time per mont and totally 2 times) , i just restart the iscsi service and every thing work again .
yesterday , it happen and i still could enter the freeness but i make some stupid step quickly and at the time that i didn't the DATASTORE of the freeness holder i press at the "add storage" and it make for me a new storage over the exiting one .
important - i didn't write any thing to this new datastore .
i have there few small sql db files (100 mb aprox) found in the freenas datastore .
is there any option to rebuild the partition table which hold the freenas ?
When you create a new datastore it updates the partition table and also formats the luns, So you wont be rebuild the old partition.
you can re-build the partition table, assuming that you have not re-created the vmfs file system. Because if the filesystem is re-created ie create a new datastore data would be formatted resulting in complete data loss.
Since you mention that your able to see some Sql files. we can assume you have not over written the file system.
so please how can i restore it ... is there any service for company or individual who could restore the LUN for me with payment .
my contact information : +972-57-6300056
iam ready to move with the 4 disks to anyplace ...
i can give also remote access .
I am sure you cannot get back the old data from vmware point of view as you have already created a datastore out of the Lun.
I will further check abt restoration of the data by any third party vendor and let you know.