Restore missing vhd-parent in a XenServer virtual machine
Posted on 2014-01-09
Is it possible to extract a .vhd virtual disk from a .xva export created in XenServer (V5.6)?
The original VM was stored in two .vhd files; the first (vhd-parent) is RO and is unchanged since 2010, the other is RW and contains all the changes since.
The vhd-parent has been accidentally deleted.
Since I have an .xva export of the VM from 2012, it should contain the segment that I need
By importing the .xva in a new VM, though, the content is merged in a single .vhd file and the changes can't be applied.