Need major help recovering VM after attempting to increase HDD (Snapshots involved)
Posted on 2011-10-07
Running VMWare Server 1.0 on a Windows 2003 Server Host machine.
I have 4 VM's running on this host.
I needed to increase the hard disk size on one of the virtual machines. I thought there were no snapshots, but apparently there were.
I used the command line (vmware-vdiskmanager -x 125GB <myfilename>.vmdk) as instructed and it the increase appeared to go as expected.
When I went to power the machine on, I got the error:
Cannot open disk "/vmfs/volumes/4a365b5d-eceda119-439b-000cfc0086f3/examplevm/examplevm-000002.vmdk": The parent virtual disk has been modified since the child was created (18).
I was able to open most of the .vdmk files and look at the CID's and Parent CID's, however two of the snapshot files are well over 80Gb, and I cannot open them with WordPad to view/modify the CIDs.
On top of this, the full backup I took before increasing the HDD size appears to be corrupt and is not allowing me to do a srestore. UGGH.
So....What are my options to get this machine back up and running at this point?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.