Is it possible to look/open a VMWare delta file
Posted on 2012-03-16
We were having loads of issues with our SAN dropping connections and doing some really weird stuff so the decision was made to vmotion all disks to local storage, wipe the SAN and start again.
So thats what we did. Except now there are a few files/folders which are missing, and apparently not where they should be.
The only thing we can think of is that the fileserver had an unidentified 8GB delta (vmname-000001-delta.vmdk) left over in the SAN even after we'd migrated off.
We copied this off before wiping the SAN.
Is it possible our data is in this file? If so, how can we open it?
No backups either, they were failing all over the place becuase of the SAN issues.