Successful VMware ESX Server or VMware Infrastructure data recovery usually involves a detailed understanding of
the VMFS structures, along with the SAN and/or RAID storage devices upon which this file
system resides. Oftentimes data loss situations involve the entire file system, causing
the disruption of dozens of servers. This makes VMware data recovery turnaround a top
priority for Datarecovery.com Engineers.
Currently Datarecovery.com provides complete VMware data recovery solutions for the following VMware file systems:
VMFS 1.x flat file system
VMFS 4.x. (vSphere)
When possible, we will attempt to repair the file system. When this is not possible,
we will copy all of the folders (including VMDK and configuration files) to a separate
medium, such as a local NTFS, EXT3, EXT4, or XFS-formatted device.
Usually it is recommended that our data recovery experts come on-site to your location to
ensure the fastest possible turnaround time. By coming on-site, our engineers will have access
to whatever is needed during the recovery process, including access to your SAN or RAID device.
Even more importantly, coming on-site reduces the risk of loss due to errors or abuse during
shipment. Most VMware related data recovery tasks can be completed using portable equipment
that we bring to you. Should our engineers determine that on-site recovery is not feasible it
is usually due to multiple failed hard drives, which require clean-room work to recover. In
these cases, the engineers will make images of the working drives and return to Datarecovery.com for in-lab
recovery of the failed drives. We will then recover the entire SAN using the images obtained
while on-site, along with the newly recovered failed medium. Usually our engineers can be deployed
within hours to your location. Once you engage our services, we will book the required number of
engineers on the next flight out (NFO) from Lambert International Airport in St. Louis (STL).
In some cases file system damage may be so minor that recovery can be completed remotely through a secure
Internet connection. In this case, an Datarecovery.com engineer will remotely connect to a computer with
block-level access to your SAN. Once connected, he will evaluate and perform the necessary
repairs to the VMFS volume, after which you will be able to simply mount the volume. Engaging our
services is easy: to speak to a qualified VMware data recovery expert call the number below and ask to talk to a RAID recovery expert.
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