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file unspecified filename was not found

Hola,
he borrado un archivo .vmdk y ahora no puedo iniciar la VM tampoco usas snapshot
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Francisco Gonzalez
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gheistCommented:
This is English language forum/Por favor pregunte en Ingles.

Snapshot is just changes over VMDK. You destroyed your data.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
can you provide a screenshot of the VM folder ?
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Francisco GonzalezAuthor Commented:
Aqui datastore.png
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Francisco GonzalezAuthor Commented:
I delete file "webserver2 13.10-000020.vmdk"
when start VM the message log is
 "Message from schumacher.casaximena.cl: VMware ESX cannot find the virtual disk "webserver2 13.10-000020.vmdk". Please verify the path is
valid and try again. Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/4b6957bc-7f297446-4678-002655879752/webserver2 13.10/webserver2
13.10-000010.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. Reason: The system cannot find the file specified."
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
why did you delete the files ?

you have corrupted your virtual machine by removing files that were needed by the virtual machine.

do you understand snapshots ?

all these files are required...they form a chain, and now the link in the chain is broken, e.g. the snapshot chain is broken, and the virtual machine will not start.

Please see my EE Article

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient
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Francisco GonzalezAuthor Commented:
I delete for free space..
when I use the snapshots the message is

"Detected an invalid snapshot configuration."
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Francisco GonzalezAuthor Commented:
Is there any solution? .. please
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You SHOULD NOT just randomly delete files, at the console or datastore browser, especially Snapshot files.

Your virtual machine state how it was is now GONE.

Do you have a backup ?

We can probably restore a VM from the files you have back to the 10 or 19th Snapshot, BUT there will be data loss and possibly corruption.

e.g. the machine might be rolled back to June 2016.

I can work with you to do this, but I'll warn you the outcome may not be what you have hoped for.

Do you have a backup to restore ?
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Francisco GonzalezAuthor Commented:
Only i have the files the datastore (image )
datastore.png
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, I can see the files you have but you have deleted one, and this is required to make a working machine.

So you have NO BACKUP TO RESTORE ?

Have you ran out of storage space, because we will need some to repair this issue ?
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Francisco GonzalezAuthor Commented:
I don't have backup of files delete.
Have 10 GB free on space
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'm afraid that is not enough to complete the repair.

can anything else be removed from the datastore, what are these other folders, are they VMs ?

You need at least 100GB, the same size and more as the current VM for repair.
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Francisco GonzalezAuthor Commented:
The other folders are Vms , but don't have space free (razon of manual delete)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, there is another option, you could try.

Edit the VMX file for the virtual machine, and change the reference from webserver2 13.10-000024.vmdk to webserver2 13.10-000019.vmdk
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Francisco GonzalezAuthor Commented:
how do I do that?
via ssh or the setting menu Vm "webserver 2 13.10"
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you can download the VMX from the datastore using the datastore browser, and edit in Windows.
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Francisco GonzalezAuthor Commented:
I have the vsphere client

vsphere.png
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
has something changed, because that's using snapshot filename 10 ?
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Francisco GonzalezAuthor Commented:
No i was like this.
but don't can't modify the variable
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Unregister the VM from the Inventory.

Right Click the VM, and Click remove.

and then at the datastore browser, the screenshot you sent me, download the VMX file, and edit the file in notepad.
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Francisco GonzalezAuthor Commented:
Edit the vmdk file and the server was able to start
Thank you very much you are the best!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No problems, do remember that the snapshot will fill up the did, unless you correctly Merge the snapshot. (but you will need to do this with the VM off).
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Francisco GonzalezAuthor Commented:
Excelent!!!
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gheistCommented:
I see zillion of snapshots you have - snapshots are NOT version control.
Best practice is to limit them to few snapshots and few days. Quest PowerGUI can help to find these easily.
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