ESXi 4.0

Posted on 2011-05-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I make an error, I type on ESXi rm -rf ./* when I was on /, I delete all.... could I recover??
Question by:isasbar
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    Expert Comment

    did you run it as "root" account?

    If not, then you just remove those files that user account can removed. So your ESXi still ok.
    Otherwise, you need to restore from backup/snapshot or restall if no backup.

    Contact VMware for suggestion.
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    Expert Comment

    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Unfortunately not.

    I would suggest re-installiing from a backup.

    Have you deleted your vmfs volumes and virtual machines?

    Author Comment

    Yes, I delete all, and... I haven't backup :-(
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    Accepted Solution

    If you have no backup, Turn off the server., and if you are desperate to recovery your data, I would contact Kroll Ontrack Data Recovery.

    They are expensive

    otherwise just re-install ESXi 4.0.

    Author Comment

    Well, I desesperate, I'm Spain, I call Recevy Labs, and said me that recover... could be nearly 12.000euros , 500Gb (RAID5)
    I should to find for a solution, or going to live to another country... je.

    Author Closing Comment

    Because I coudn't paid a recover service

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