2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2020 12:26 PM by aaron_moorcroft

    Multiple Files Missing Workstation

    aaron_moorcroft Lurker

      Hey Guys,

       

      Im having an absolute nightmare, I have a VM that is stating that path/osname-vmware-amd64-000011.vmdk is missing however when I look at that location the file does seem to exist so I'm not sure if this is corrupt,

       

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      I can show workstation where the file is by means of browsing to it

       

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      Which initially looked good as the vm starts to fire up but is then quickly prompts the following error

       

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      I think the complications are due to me having multiple snapshots and having to previously reverted.

       

      I do have live snapshots that I could revert to. however when I try that I just get another error stating the file couldnt not be located...

       

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      Is there anyway to recover from this as this VM currently has my OSCP course that Im working on and loosing that data would set me back 3 months woth of training its really not an option for me. Failing that is there anyway I can pul the user documents data from the files ?

       

      The problem I then have is that I dont really know where to start due to the amount of files ???

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      Please can anyone save my ass here ?

        • 1. Re: Multiple Files Missing Workstation
          wila Guru
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          Hi,

           

          I have a VM that is stating that path/osname-vmware-amd64-000011.vmdk is missing however when I look at that location the file does seem to exist so I'm not sure if this is corrupt,

           

          The "osname-vmware-amd64-000011.vmdk" file is the descriptor file of the snapshot and it points to a variety of disk slices.

           

          eg. "osname-vmware-amd64-000011-s001.vmdk" up to "osname-vmware-amd64-000011-s021.vmdk" from the looks of your screenshot.

           

          If one of the slices is missing you will get the earlier mentioned error.

           

          Going back to an earlier snapshot might fix it.

           

          BTW, another poster here recently mentioned that his antivirus had flagged some disk slices of their kali vm, so perhaps that is what happened on your end?

           

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          • 2. Re: Multiple Files Missing Workstation
            aaron_moorcroft Lurker

            Thank you so much for that it forced me to go back and check that all files were there, odd that the file that was missing wasn’t the exact file that the error was showing but I had some backups that I managed to pull the missing slice from.

             

            Thank you so much for this you have saved me literally 3 months of hard work... you are a superstar.