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  • 1.  deleted files

    Posted Sep 12, 2009 01:04 AM

    Using Latest of ESX and VC, I browsed a datastore and deleted (or tried to) delete a folder. However a VM was running so everything was deleted but the -flat.vmdk file.

    Is there way to re-create the other files or am I out of luck?


  • 2.  RE: deleted files

    Posted Sep 12, 2009 07:13 AM

    Power off the VM (enter in the guest and make a shutdown, or reboot your ESX, or use ps and kill from your ESX console).

    Then create a new VM with the same hardware configuration of the original one.

    Finally from the ESX service console, use cp (or mv) command to overwrite the new (emply) flat file, with the old one.