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I have resized the base VMDK disk, without deleting snapshots in ESX 3i.  Now I can not access the disk.

Posted on 2008-10-29
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Last night I made a mistake.  I attached a VMDK file to another VM to resize the disk.  However, I did not delete the snapshots first so that their changes would be applied.  I then resized the base disk from 8GB to 30GB.  Now I do not know what to do to recover the hard drive.  This is a new Domain Controller that we have spent 3 days setting up and attaching workstations to.  

I have already made a copy of all of the contents fo the folder on the ESX store as a backup.
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by:brent_caskey
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Here is a thread that I found that might assist: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/84771

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Clone this machine without using customizations. This process will not carry over the snaps.
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I ended up calling Tech Support.  If anyone else has this problem, call VMWare support.  They were able to reassemble the chain of snapshots and recover most of the data.  In short, VMWare snapshot are dangerous use them with care.
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