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Recover data from damaged or formatted VMFS disks or VMDK files
Last updated: Nov 04, 2022

Restarting a VMware virtual machine

How to reboot a Virtual Machine

Refreshing your virtual machine is useful for returning it back to its original configuration before an error occurred. To restart your virtual machine, you could take two possible routes:

  • Rebooting
  • Resetting

In several applicable situations, the need to reboot or reset your virtual machine may arise. This could be to accommodate an update or reverse a configuration change. In most cases, rebooting simply restarts the virtual machine that is on the host computer. For situations where the virtual machine is unresponsive or appears to be hung, a reset of the virtual machine is useful.

The step requirements for rebooting a virtual machine differ from one virtualization technology to another. The common steps necessary to reboot your virtual machine on your host computer are as follows:

  • Navigate to virtual machines to select the virtual machine you wish to reboot
  • Right-click on the virtual machine you wish to reboot and click on the reboot option from the drop-down menu
  • Confirm your selection by clicking Ok in the confirmation prompt

The above step is the common steps you have to take to reboot your virtual machines. However, to reset your virtual machine, follow the steps below:

  • Click on compute and navigate to the virtual machine you wish to reset
  • Right-click on the virtual machine and select Reset on the drop-down menu
  • Confirm your selection by clicking Ok in the confirmation prompt.

When restarting a virtual machine, there is a risk of losing all information. In this case, a professional program will be useful.

Recover Lost VMFS Data Easily

While the two above techniques provide you with a delicate and complex way of recovering your lost VMFS partition from your disk, there is an easy way to carry out VMFS partition table recovery. To take care of any disk issue, human error, or array corruption, you can trust DiskInternals VMFS Recovery software to read and repair your VMDK architecture while recovering your file.

VMFS Recovery

DiskInternals software is an easy-to-use software that guarantees you 100% chance of recovering your data from your faulty or corrupt VMFS partition table directory. It packs several outstanding features that cater to other data recovery needs for its user.

To recover data from your VMware, you can connect via ESX/ESXi server or vSphere.Connect via ESX/ESXi server or vSphere

Here, you will have to enter your login credentials before gaining access. After your login is complete, select the machine you wish to perform recovery. Make sure the data store is added to the list before proceeding to click on the VMFS volume.

Click on the VMFS volume

Next, right-click on the volume and open it. This triggers the search for lost files and your volume structure.

right-click on the volume and open it

On completion, you should be able to preview the content of lost files. Select the files you wish to restore. Right-click on your selection and click on the export option. Select the folder you wish to save your files and recover your files to this folder.

Select the folder you wish to save your files and recover your files to this folder

Video Guide

VMFS data recovery software from DiskInternals allows you to scan and recover lost data on your VMware environment. You can use this software to access damaged or deleted disks on your VMware. One thing you should know is that when you finish scanning, you can preview your recovered files for free to ascertain that the recovered data is correct.

Conclusion

DiskInternals offers some outstanding features that distinguish it from the rest. Its architecture encompasses everything you may need to perform file recovery on your VMware. To get access to your lost data today, start by downloading DiskInternals software to kick-start your data recovery journey.

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