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Your trusted VMware® partner

Our R&D engineering team works closely with VMware in order to create the most successful and up to date tools and solutions  to offer our customers the best data recoveries available in the market.

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The expertise you need

We offer comprehensive recovery solutions for any virtual machine, server or system. Our expert engineers have performed over 1,000 successful data recoveries from virtual systems since 2008.

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Virtual infrastructure

Virtual file systems

  • VMFS
  • NTFS
  • FAT
  • EXT3
  • HFS, etc.

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.

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.

Lost data? Then STOP!

In the event of a data loss, it is critical to stop using the affected media immediately to ensure that no further files are overwritten or rendered inaccessible.

Common data loss situations in virtual systems

  • Re-formatted VMware 'Datastore'
  • Corrupted virtual disk files (VMDK or VHD)
  • Corrupt VMFS Datastore volumes
  • Deleted virtual disk files (VMDK or VHD)
  • Corrupted guest file systems
  • Traditional RAID and hardware failures
We can recover data from most virtual environments

Data recovery process for virtual files

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

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Get your data back!

Ontrack can help recover your data. From the largest government or enterprise organisations to home users who may have lost their data, you can trust us.

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