I have a dell esxi5.5 server hosting 5 VM's for a large client.
One of the VM has a dedicated datastore that is utilized for the company's software. The software is a proprietary software from a company in the midwest that basically runs the business. It uses Oracle database and starting this morning the software could not load the database.
The company worked on it for 5 hours and finally oracle told them that it was an 'undefined windows error' and that they could not help me.
The server was running fine other than the oracle database for the software. I checked event viewer and nothing serious.
I got desperate and did a bare metal backup to yesterday when it was working. The backup recovery continues to fail. Arcserve is the backup manager.
Now I have no server and a failing backup.
I do see that alot of data is still taking up space on the datastore when i view it in vmware.
Is it possible to extract and move the data from the datastore in vmware or is their another way of recreating the server now that it is lost?
I am full of pressure to get it done by midnight and am needing some serious help.
Thanks in advance