I had an esxi server installed on a 500GB drive. the system also had a 2TB drive. I had put vm's on both drives. The 500GB drive has failed. When i attempt to connect the 2TB SATA drive to either Windows 7 or Ubuntu they both show the drive as empty.
I have installed vmfs-tools. When i try to mount it, i get 'Unable to open device/file "/dev/sdc".
Using the disk utility, it shows up but shows as 2.0 TB Free.
I'm just not sure how a drive failure with the primary drive would make the second one blank.
using: vmfs-fuse /dev/sbd /mnt/vmfs gives this error: VMFS VolInfo: invalid magic number 0x4e9052eb VMFS: Unable to read volume information
thanks for any help
So i installed new ESXi on a drive i had laying around. I plugged in the 2GB SATA drive and ESXi tells me its empty - HOW CAN THIS BE? Now i am just plain out - I will not use ESX anymore because of this - not sure how anything could have caused the primary drive to fail and completely erase the secondary drive - makes no sense!!! I used to backup religiously, i only lost a few things (since much of the data was backed up) - but i lost a couple things i wish I hadnt :-(