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Can I restore a deleted disk from a VM

I have a client that deleted a disk my mistake from within a VM via the Edit configuration. I know, how do you delete a disk by mistake? My same question to him....
Anyway, is there anyway to bring back that disk along with the data or is it gone for good?
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avilovCommented:
you can try to use vmdk recovery tool if you run ESX.

vmfrs-undelete
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Is this work in ESX 4 and if so, do I see the disk that was deleted by running the command you posted?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
No the link says it does not work in ES 4 or above. So is there any other way to try to restore the disk?
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avilovCommented:
here is what VMware says about it

vmfs-undelete utility is not available for ESX/ESXi 4.0
ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 3 included a utility called vmfs-undelete, which could be used to recover deleted .vmdk files. This utility is not available with ESX/ESXi 4.0.

Workaround: None. Deleted .vmdk files cannot be recovered.



sorry, maybe some 3rd party tools will help you. I didn't use any, so can't comment on that
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