So, I have this friend that deleted a VMDK that had all his family photos on it. ESX4i did not prompt him that the disk was in use, and he thought he was deleting a disk that belonged to another VM. He is ready to spend the block recovery fees from one of the data recovery firms. Does anyone have any ideas?
closed as off topic by MDMarra, sysadmin1138♦ Nov 26 '12 at 22:37
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Has he used the vmdk-undelete tool before? if so then he could use that, otherwise he may well be out of luck.
Edit - sorry, didn't realise this doesn't work with v4.
Edit2 - there's an outside chance that this could help but it's very SC-specific rather than being vMA/'unsupported'-specific.