December 9, 2008 - Sven Huisman

VMware VMDK Recovery Tool (ESX 3.5 Update 3)

I was searching for information about the new experimental tool for ESX 3.5 VMDK Recovery Tool and I found a great knowledgebase article at VMware. VMDK Recovery Tool is a tool to recover VMDK files if they become deleted, or if the VMFS datastore gets deleted or corrupted. There are some limitations to the tool:

  • The tool is experimental. Experimental means that the tool is not supported and might not work as expected in all customer environments.
  • The tool is not available for ESXi.
  • You cannot restore from multiple block list files.

Unfortunately, currently at home I only have ESXi running and I have no customer running U3 already. Anyone who tried VMDK Recovery Tool yet?

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