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VMFS File System Reconstruction

VMFS File System Reconstruction

In the last two sections we covered the coarser portions of the VMFS file system. First we looked at what a volume consists of and the best way to find a volume on a storage device where the file system has been corrupted or lost (See VMFS File System Reconstruction – Part 1). In addition […]

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VMFS File System Repair

VMFS File System Recovery

In the first installment of our explanation of rebuilding the VMFS file system from a damaged volume we covered some of the attributes of the volume on disk data structure. In addition to that we reviewed some tools and methods for finding the placement of a VMFS volume in order to reconstruct the volume boot […]

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VMFS File System Repair

VMFS File System Repair

Recently DTI Data received a challenge of VMFS file system repair in the form of a VMWare ESXi 5.1 server which contained 16 (sixteen) 2 (two) terabyte Seagate ST2000DM001 hard drives. These drives were configured as a RAID 10, 8 (eight) drives for each side of a RAID 0 mirrored. The RAID had dropped what […]

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