Access HyperV VHD data

I need to recover some data from a san. the volumes are intact on the san. I have connected a HyperV host server to the san over ISCSI and all the volumes are presented to the host. I have then created a Virtual server in HyperV. Now I want to connect the virtual server to the existing VHD in the san so I can browse the file data. The issue I am having I that the disks only show up as RAW.
So I could do with some advice on how to connect the VHDs.
Thanks.
OpenstreamAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You do not need to use Hyper-V to mount VHDs, you can mount VHD using Disk Managment.

But if they are appearing as RAW, it would seem they are corrupted.

I would create backups, and use recovery software or consider recovery specialists e.g. Kroll Ontrack - http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/
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OpenstreamAuthor Commented:
I cant see how they would have become corrupt? Storage is fine, we lost the ISCSI network and the host server. We have rebuilt this and just need to connect to the existing data. we have tried 3 or 4 different VHDs in different volumes. I think I am not connecting using the right process.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you tried connecting them to Disk Management, and mounting them ?

Why did the Host iSCSI Server fail ?

This can cause corruption.
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OpenstreamAuthor Commented:
we had a powercut over a weekend and the servers failed, then came backup without aircon so the hardware cooked. The SAN stayed off so it is ok as were the iscsi switches.

We rebuilt the entire system with new hardware and using VMware, the reason we need to get back into the old SAN is to get some data that nobody can find. The SAN all looks good and the volumes are all fine, we just cant access the data on them.

We built a quick 2012R2 server and connected up the ISCSI so we can see all the volumes now. we just cant access the data.  any help appreciated.

Thanks
Tom
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What created these VHDs?

Disaster Recovery by a specialist, ,may be the only option.
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OpenstreamAuthor Commented:
Windows Hyper V 2012r2
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Try mounting them in Disk Management, do you get the same issue e.g. RAW ?
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OpenstreamAuthor Commented:
Yep, each time we try to mount they are raw. When we try and do anything we get a windows error sayingt they are in use.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Is this via Disk Management they are RAW?

Is so Disaster Recover time.

Did you make backups ?
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OpenstreamAuthor Commented:
yep, looks like we have to restore from the backups then. Many thanks for your help.

Tom
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