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we had a power loss and one of my vmware servers rebooted.  when I go into vsphere, one of the vms show uknown (inaccesible).  when i navigate to the storage itself, i do not see the associated folder.  is there any way to recover?
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aside from a backup tape ?

how is the storage configured that the VM is located on?  if it's local storage, then you may want to look at the storage controller to make sure that the drives are online.

Top Expert 2010

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Only if you have a backup. Can you right-click on the VM and remove it from inventory? Are there other VMs in the datastore/storage?

~coolsport00

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the vmdk folder is in the same disk mount as several other VMs were are still there
Top Expert 2010

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Somehow...not sure why or how...that VM got deleted. If you don't have a b/u, it's not recoverable. The only way to recover it is some 3rd party company (you can Google some) that does disk data recovery. I hope it wasn't too critical a VM?? Is that the only datastore you have?...I assume it's not on any others?...

~coolsport00
Top Expert 2010

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What was the issue? If the VM wasn't there on the datastore, it was either deleted or on another datastore. Can you share what the resolution was?

Thanks.

~coolsport00
Top Expert 2010

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I'm requesting actual resolution as opposed to deletion; what I shared was an answer to a lost/deleted VM. If what I shared wasn't a resolution, I believe whatever the resolution was the poster found would provide useful for others experiencing the same problem.

~coolsport00
Top Expert 2010

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I'm requesting actual resolution as opposed to deletion; what I shared was an answer to a lost/deleted VM. If what I shared wasn't a resolution, I believe whatever the resolution was the poster found would provide useful for others experiencing the same problem.

~coolsport00
the issue turned out to be that the disks used for the VMs were attached via iSCSI and that machine had been accidentally powered off
Top Expert 2010

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Great; thanks for sharing "team_iron". I just think this should be kept in the EE database is all as I think it would help others. :)

Regards...
~coolsport00