I have a VMWare host. It was an older server and it had 1TB of local storage as DataStore_01. When it came time to upgrade the server I removed the local hard drives and installed them in the new server in the exact same order as the older server.
My intention was to reformat these drives because the only data on the local store was a couple of old decommissioned vm's that we were not going to ever need again.
So, 6 months later and before I had the opportunity to format the drive, I am told that there was a development project on one of the old servers that they had decided to work on again.
So now I have the new host with unconfigured local storage that I need to retrieve a VM from. Is there any way to accomplisht this.
I have tired using the web client to add the datastore on the new server, but get an error that says "A VMFS volume with the same UUID '500e9b3e-0acc2cce-4c8e-001b78bca1d4' is already mounted in the datacenter."
So if I look at storage, I do see that datastore, but it says inactive. Is there a way to dismount the old datastore and then mount it on the new server?