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Posted on 2013-11-01
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Hi All,

We had an issue with our SAN.  Everything is now resolved.  However one of our server is complaining about it's disks (within Windows).




I run check disk on startup to see if it would fix the issue, but got the following message.

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It would seem you have corruption at the NTFS partition level (e.g. inside the VMDK).

If chkdsk cannot repair the issue, I would be prepared to restore your VM from a valid backup.
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Would it be possible to do a VM convert or something similar to fix it?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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damage has already been done to the file system.

file and folder recovery is your best course of action, I would backup the vmdk, or copy the existing vmdk as is, and work on a backup.
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