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Read VMware ESXi 5 datastore

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I had an ESXi 5 Server with an internal SATA HDD. On this HDD I have my datastore, where all my VMs are on.

The hardware of this server crashed and I had to buy new hardware. So I needed to use a SAS-RAID-Controller, where the SATA HDD, the datastore is on, can't be attached without beeing formatted and added to a RAID array.

Here is my question:

how to read the data of this HDD, I can connect via USB, from a windows or MAC system?
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you could try from a laptop connected to the host when its running esx and copy the vm's to the datastore but you might need to recreate the vm as the esx host will not know about it until you do
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I found out the solution with myself a bit later, but the solution of hanccocka also would work.