3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2013 12:40 PM by sons

    Can this machine be saved?

    sons Lurker

      I had a vmware machine sitting on a physical disk that died.

       

      The drive was sent for data recovery and the following files are toast (not getting them back):

       

      564da9de-2ed4-2b8a-43ac-65475c778139.vmem

      Ubuntu-000001-s001.vmdk

      Ubuntu-000001-s002.vmdk

      Ubuntu-000001-s004.vmdk

      Ubuntu-000001-s007.vmdk

      Ubuntu-000001-s034.vmdk

       

      The following are recoverable:

       

      564daa0f-73eb-a52d-5d58-0680385a1372.vmem

      nvram

      Ubuntu-000001-s003.vmdk

      Ubuntu-000001-s005.vmdk

      Ubuntu-000001-s006.vmdk

      Ubuntu-000001-s008.vmdk

      etc., up to:

      Ubuntu-000001-s051.vmdk

      but missing 01, 02, 04, 07, 34 as above.

       

      I also have:

       

      Ubuntu-f001.vmdk

      Ubuntu-f002.vmdk

      Ubuntu-f003.vmdk

      etc., all the way to:

      Ubuntu-f051.vmdk

       

      And:

       

      Ubuntu-000001.vmdk

      Ubuntu-f001.vmdk

      Ubuntu-f002.vmdk

      Ubuntu-f003.vmdk

      etc to:

      Ubuntu-f051.vmdk

       

      And:

       

      ubuntu-Snapshot3.vmem

      ubuntu-Snapshot3.vmsn

      Ubuntu.vmdk

      Ubuntu.vmsd

      Ubuntu.vmx

      vmware-0.log

      vmware-1.log

      vmware-2.log

      vmware.log

       

      On a scale of 1 to 10, how screwed am I?

        • 1. Re: Can this machine be saved?
          a.p. Guru
          vExpertUser ModeratorsCommunity Warriors

          Welcome to the Community,

           

          It depends on the age/size of the snapshot (Ubuntu-000001... files). The Ubuntu-f00x.vmdk files represent the base disk, which - in case the files are not logically corrupted - seems to be complete. If the data in the snapshot is important, it might be worth a try to create dummies for the missing .vmdk files and chain the snapshot to the base disk to see which files can be rescued.

           

          André

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          • 2. Re: Can this machine be saved?
            Jayden56 Hot Shot

            Hi

             

            Welcome to the communities.

             

            In this care little tough to assume if can save or not .

            If saved will those work ,It all depend upon the sw recovery tool & vmdx health.

             

             

            "You must not lose faith in  humanity".
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            • 3. Re: Can this machine be saved?
              sons Lurker

              Thanks. When I get them back from recovery I'll try this.