SAN Data recovery, VMWARE
Posted on 2012-04-09
Long story short I have a HP MAS1000 that connects via fiber channel to 3 ESX servers. A power outage hit, and some of the LUNS or Units did not come back online, so my esx shows missing vms.
When I search the Datastore, I can not look into the luns I am trying to get to. I called HP and they told me to run the command Accept unit on the MAS1000. The luns now show good from the san but ESX, can't read the partition table and although I could map it as a new datastore, I get a warning that says all data can be lost.....(scared)
My issue, are there any tools out there that would allow me to mount those LUNS, to try some sort of data recovery, and is there a good way to back up a LUN that cant be mounted in vmware, I have an extra server with a fiberchannel card, I can install anything on it that would help me out.
Thanks in advance