December 1, 2009

A Little Virtual Machine Recreation

You’ve just scheduled a week of vacation in a remote location near some sand, water and a wee dram of your favorite beverage. Your backup feels confident that he can handle the situation while you’re gone but just before you walk out that door; you pick up your phone to hear a hysterical voice on the other end explaining that the accounting department VM crashed and now it won’t start up. You discover that the vmdk file that describes your VM’s disks has corrupted itself and isn’t repairable. Nothing makes your palms clammy as fast as a corrupted virtual machine (VM) but if you have a clean pair of sweat bands or a towel handy, you’ll survive it I promise.

Don’t let the air out of your favorite floatation device just yet. There’s hope for your VM and your vacation. You can recreate those corrupted VMDK disk descriptor files with little effort and no sweat.

Article Source Linux Magazine
December 1, 2009, 11:37 am
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