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  • 15 April 2024
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Ok, let’s get straight into the topic. On one of our VMs, we had 3 local disks and 5 NICs and we intended to remove 4 of the 5 NICs, which are no longer necessary.

 

Instead of deleting the NIC in the last row, a disk in the last row has been deleted and no, a snapshot of the VM has unfortunately not been created.

 

Is there any possibility to recover the deleted VM disk from this specific VM with AHV/CVM command line?

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

 

Regards,

Didi7

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Best answer by bcaballero 15 April 2024, 13:53

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Hi @Didi7 

 

Nutanix has a “Recycle Bin” Prism 6.5 - Recycle Bin (nutanix.com) which retains deleted VMs and volume group vDisks for up to 24 hours. If you are on a commercial version contact Nutanix Support.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Regards!

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Hello bcaballero, that’s how it looks like in Volume Group …

 

I suppose that in this case the disk of a specific VM cannot be recovered, right?

 

Regards!

 

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Contact support asap as the vm should be in the reclyclebin for 24 hours. (if not disabled) 

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Hello JeroenTielen,

 

the VM has not been deleted, only one disk of this specific VM.

 

So, how about this?

 

Regards.

 

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Dont know exactly if recyclebin is storing a deleted vdisk only. But I assume yes. 

If not, then restore you backup. If there is no backup then you can consider the disk lost.

 

But again: Contact support ASAP ;) 

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Allright!

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Just to inform everybody here, single deleted vdisks are sent to recycle bin.

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Well, in fact you could even move the file with the help of WinSCP to your preferred directory instead of calling support ;)