6 06, 2013

How to Recover Virtual Machines with Corrupt Snapshots

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:06+00:00 June 6th, 2013|Disaster Recovery, ESX, General, How To, vCenter, Virtual Lab, Virtualization|0 Comments

There are times when a virtual machine might start rebooting or shut down completely, due to one or more snapshots for that machine getting corrupt.  Depending on the type of failure, recovery from such a situation is possible and at times, with all data intact.  For example, when a backup solution takes a snapshot as [...]

31 05, 2011

VMware Data Recovery: “Unable to access file since it is locked”

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:08+00:00 May 31st, 2011|VDR, Virtualization|2 Comments

Recently, we ran into a problem which saw "VMware VirtualCenter Service" on one of our vCenter servers crashing after every restart.  In my last post here, I documented the whole incident and its solution.  If you read the post, you'll see that I had to delete a considerable number of accumulated snapshots from the affected VM [...]