Virtual Machine

April 10, 2017
PSOD data recovery

Purple Screen Of Death (PSOD) Data Recovery

When you use VMWare ESXi for your server, you may be unfortunate enough to encounter a PSOD. A PSOD, or “Purple Screen of Death”, is a diagnostic […]
March 23, 2017
Dell PowerVault MD1000 data recovery

ZFS Data Recovery Case Study: PowerVault MD1000 Failure

The client in this ZFS data recovery case had a Dell PowerVault MD1000. In this PowerVault were two fourteen-drive RAID server arrays. When their business relocated, they […]
November 14, 2016
VDI recovery and hard drive PCB replacement

VDI Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive PCB Replacement

The client in this case had been storing Oracle VDI files on their computer’s internal Western Digital hard drive. A VDI file, or “virtual disk image”, […]
November 3, 2016
VHD Recovery

VHD Recovery Case Study: Breaking the Boot Cycle

There are few things in this world more frustrating than to be caught in an endless reboot cycle. But while these cycles usually don’t indicate a […]
October 21, 2016
RAID-10 Recovery

RAID-10 Recovery Case Study: Failed Virtual Disk

The client in this RAID-10 recovery case study came to us after their Dell RAID-10 server had crashed. After restarting the Dell PowerEdge server, the RAID […]
October 18, 2016
VHDX recovery

VHDX Recovery Case Study: Risky RAID-5 Rebuild

In this VHDX recovery case study, the client had several Hyper-V virtual machines stored in the VHDX format on their three-drive RAID-5 server. The RAID-5 server […]
October 4, 2016
One of the four Seagate Constellation drives from this VMFS recovery case

VMFS Recovery Case Study: RAID-5 Failure

In this data recovery case study, the client had a failed RAID-5 array in their server. The array consisted of four enterprise-grade Seagate Constellation hard drives […]
September 23, 2016
One of the Constellation SAS drives from this Dell PowerVault recovery case

Dell PowerVault Recovery Case Study: Lost RAID Configuration

In this Dell PowerVault recovery case, the client came to us after their Hyper-V host machine had failed. The client’s IT technicians attempted a hard reboot […]
September 14, 2016
How to Recover RAID 5 Data

IBM Storwize Data Recovery Case Study: Storwize V3700 Business Server

This crashed server came to Gillware all the way from Spain. The client had an IBM Storwize V3700 server machine with eighteen enterprise-grade hard drives that […]
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