Recovery of data from overwritten VM?

  • 22 May 2020
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Is it possible to recover data from an overwritten entity - does the overwritten VM or its storage still exist anywhere?
I'm asking as I recovered a VM from a backup but realised in hindsight that the logs from the VM in its failed state would be useful for diagnosing the issue.

Thanks in advance. 

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Hi Liam1388,


Could you describe the method of VM recovery, please? From a third-party backup? From a snapshot? Was it in guest data recovery or full VM recovery?

Thanks for the reply. It was restored to a weekly snapshot from its Protection Domain, using the Overwrite option within Prism.

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In this case, I’m afraid the data is lost. What happens is that baseline data is merged with the snapshot data (and everything in between), unfortunately.