Retrieving files on C drive of a failed VM server
Posted on 2013-06-24
I had a disk failure on my ESXI 4.1.0 server and swapped the drive. Started all the VMs but a couple had one issue or the other.
My major concern is the server that won't boot up at all.
Initially, the server boots into a blue screen, then restarts and continues the loop endlessly.
Now, I am getting the following error
File (unspecified name) was not found
Reason: the system cannot find the file specified.
Cannot open the disk 'Server-000002.vmdk". verify the path is valid and try again.
I have since rebuilt a replacement VM but there are files on the old server that I need to retrieve. Are these files retrievable? If yes how?
Concise troubleshooting requested!
Thanks for your help, time and input