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  • 1.  Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 12:39 AM

     

    i have physically two HDD 1.82 TB and 3.6TB,  from Data store i found only one disk but another one is missing, below provided screenshot for the reference, any suggestion would be appreciated.

     

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  • 2.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 07:34 AM

    And this was a datastore at some point? In other words, did someone create a VMFS datastore out of that disk?



  • 3.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 07:48 AM

    Yes right, it was created after vm installed, to add more data storage. D drive.



  • 4.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 07:55 AM

    D drive? not sure I am following this.

    If you click the device, do you see partitions?



  • 5.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 08:46 AM

    If you click the device, do you see partitions?

    yes i see two physical disk. but it not show on datastores,

     

     

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  • 6.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 09:50 AM

    No, click on the disk, see if there are partitions on that disk.



  • 7.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 10:01 AM

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  • 8.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 10:03 AM

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  • 9.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 10:07 AM

    So that 3.8TB device doesn't have a VMFS volume on it.

    Did you somehow add the device as a "raw device mapping" to the VM? (Which I doubt, but who knows)



  • 10.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 10:10 AM

    yes, after i configured everything (ads server), later i decide to add another disk which 3.5 tb hdd.



  • 11.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 10:13 AM

    also when i export vmdk file, am only am able to backup DC-1 file, the DC-2 file take lot more time to export so i have to cancel it.

     



  • 12.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 10:27 AM

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    yes, after i configured everything (ads server), later i decide to add another disk which 3.5 tb hdd.


    So you added it only to the ESXi host and not to the VM?



  • 13.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 10:32 AM

     

    yes i think

     

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  • 14.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 10:38 AM

    Okay. so what you did is you added the disk as a "raw device mapping" it seems. Which means you won't see the disk file on the datastore as you would expect, but you are using the full 3.8TB device for the VM "raw". Which means that 3.8TB device doesn't have the VMFS filesystem, but is directly used by your guest operating system.



  • 15.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 10:43 AM

    what should i do now?  if i delete the Hard disk 2 from guest setting it make any issue in my Domain contrl  lor my guest operating system will affect any thing ?  even i didn't  store anything in the disk 2.

     

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  • 16.  RE: Missing Data Store
    Best Answer

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 10:54 AM

    You can just remove it from the VM in the VM settings, then remove it from the within the VM as well.

    After that you format the disk with VMFS and then you can create a virtual disk with the size you need for that vm.



  • 17.  RE: Missing Data Store

    Posted Mar 31, 2023 10:04 AM

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