I have a server hosted by another company. It is VM server on vSphere 4.0 with RAW disks connected, only system partition is also virtual.
Today when I restarted Windows 2008 on server, I have lost all the files from RAW disks saved after 15:30 yesterday. File recovery tools does not show any tracks of them at all, and for sure they were there before restarts. For example some logs which I have been browsing.
What can be the reason? I am VM greenhorn, but I found some documentation saying about nonpersistent mode of disks, where data exist only until VM reset. Is it the case?
Just to mention that system partition data (virtual disk) has not been affected.
Please give me any hints, just want to know the reason.