Recovering from failure (mounting existing volumes) Share on Facebook Post on reddit Tweet on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Home › Forums › Virtualization › VMware Virtualization › Recovering from failure (mounting existing volumes) This topic has 4 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 11 years, 3 months ago by tehcamel. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts HobieMember Sep 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm #151055 I had an NFS store die on me (entire unit) and I had to send the drives to recover the data. My main SQL database was on the affected machine and I need some advice on the next step. Assuming they can retrieve the vmdk file I know I can get to it via VMWare mount utility, but I would like to mount the system into my ESX system. The files will be stripped from NFS and placed on a NTFS file structure so I need some advice on how I can move it back to the ESX server and then create a VM to use the disk. —- From other posts it looks like I can use the wizard and point to the folder and the vmdk file (is this correct?), but I have never tried it. I think I will be transferring the file(s) via the Datastore tab in Vcenter (to local storage), is there a better way? Hobie Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.