We run out of space in 2 disks of a virtual machine (Windows Server 2008) that we have on a ESXI 4.1.
We looked in the VMWare Database for instructions on how to resize the vmdk files. We followed to the letter (removing the snapshots, applying the -X resize command) and it completed correctly. We did this with both disks (they were data disks, no OS disks).
After booting the VM, we found that the disks were empty!
We don't have an entire backup of the data (yeah, we know) and we tried to install programs to look for the data in the VM but found nothing.
Does anyone know if there is a way to recover this??
You made no backup before the changes ?
It might be worth, just try a VMware Conversion, and shrinking the disk back to the original size.
Was there a file system on the disk, after re-size ? What do you mean they were empty, not NTFS ?
you had to initialise the disk ? or did it state RAW ?
did you make sure you actually increased the disk, and not decreased the disk ?