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Re: [Xen-users] Storage recovery question / recommendations

On Tue, 04/16/2013 11:01 AM, "mitch@xxxxxxxxxxxx" 
<mitch@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Presuming the files are recoverable, is there likely any way to recognize 
> them? I guess I will be searching for the virtual disk files themselves which 
> I could add as storage to the replacement virtual machine - on vmware I could 
> find files related to a vm under a folder often named for that vm - the 
> structure wasn't very deep...
> Is the xen structure similar? I must be using the wrong keywords - but so far 
> I haven't seen at a command promt what or where xen vm files are stored and 
> what they look like so I'm not sure what to expect. 

yes - that is what testdisk is for. it will scan the physical disk and look for 
recognizable signatures associated with filesystems. so long as you haven't 
overwritten or zero'd out any of the data blocks, id' expect that you'd be able 
to recover all of your data. 

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