A trusted VMware® partner

We partner with VMware to increase success on all VMware data recovery projects. Do you have the latest version of VMware and need data recovery? Our engineering team works closely with VMware in order to create successful tools for all VMware data recoveries.

Data recovery for all virtualization

We are the experts in Vmware recovery and can perform successful data recoveries from nearly any virtual machine, server or system; including:

Virtual infrastructure: VMware®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, Citrix® and Linux® XEN®, Oracle® VM

Virtual file systems: VMFS, NTFS, FAT, EXT3, HFS, etc.

For a complete list of recoverable systems and file types, contact us at 1800 872 259.

The fastest way to get your data back

Our patented Remote Data Recovery™ service is the fastest and most secure way to search for and restore the original data on a host server's datastore volume.

Kroll Ontrack engineers understand how data within virtual disk files and datastore volumes is written and what to do to restore critical data that is no longer accessible.

Data recovery process for virtual files

Data recovery stepsDescription
Stage 1Target LUN, iSCSI* LUN identification and low-level RAID verification at the storage block level.
Stage 2Datastore volume file system indices are checked for meta-data-to-data stream integrity.**
Stage 3Guest's file system and contents are verified.
Stage 4File listing of all recoverable data is completed.

*iSCSI LUNs are reliant upon the SAN's internal file system to manage the data. Data loss within this type of logical storage may require access to the SAN's volume where the iSCSI files are stored.

**Target volumes that reside within virtual disk files are dependent upon the hypervisor's datastore file system to manage the data. Data loss at the hypervisor volume level or within the guest's virtual disk file may require additional engineering effort to complete the evaluation.

The most common data loss situations in virtual systems

  • Re-formatted VMware 'Datastore'
  • Corrupted virtual disk files (VMDK)
  • Corrupt VMFS Datastore volumes
  • Deleted virtual disk files (VMDK)
  • Corrupted file systems
  • Traditional RAID and hardware failures

Tips for common scenarios for VMware data recovery

Start recovering your data!

Contact our team of experts. Kroll Ontrack accommodates everyone – from the largest government or enterprise organization to an individual who may have lost their digital photos and everyone in between. Emergency phone support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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