Wanted to backup an ESXi server but pressed the wrong button in my hosting provider panel, which instead installed a fresh linux on the server. Right now I'm imaging the whole drive with ddrescue.
Is there a way to recover the lost partitions? I'm going to try parted, testdisk and gpart.
If that fails I could try to recover the vmdk files.
And if that fails, maybe there's a way to get some files out of the vmdk files?