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VM changed to /vmfs/volumes/xxxxx after storage power off - how to recover?

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Using vSphere 5.5, with 3 esxi .
in Esxi1, i have a VM stored in a synology nas, called Unitrends. Yesterday, after the NAS had a power shortage, when i tried to restart the machine (without knowing at the time that the storage was not available), the name changed to /vmfx/volumes/530773a-4e463....... (inaccessible).
I powered back on the Synology NAS, and checked that the All Path Down error messages are cleared, and can browse the datastore. Still, i don't know how to rename this back to it's original name, and power on the machine...


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