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Virtual Machine
Data Recovery

Whether from hardware or software failures, virtual machines (VMs) are vulnerable to data loss.
SalvageData’s recovery specialists can restore VM data within your recovery time objective (RTO),
recovering corrupt or deleted data from VMware (.vmdk), ORACLE (.vdi), and Microsoft (.vhd) virtual image files.

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Advanced Recovery Services

Virtualization technology such as VM, VMDK, VHD, VHDX, Hyper-V, and VMware are susceptible to data deletion, data corruption, and even malicious cyber attacks. Whatever the cause, SalvageData has specialized technology to restore data from all types of Virtual Machines.


Data Recovery

With our specialized tools and software, SalvageData can quickly restore data from any system with VMware virtual application. Count on our 24/7 support when restoring data from the VMFS (Virtual Machine File System). This includes files with the vmem, vmsn, nvram, vmsd, and vmx, and the vmdk file extension, as well as file types such as Monolithic Flat, Monolithic Sparse, Two GB Max Extent Flat, and Two GB Max Extent Sparse.

ORACLE VirtualBox

Data Recovery

SalvageData’s decades of data recovery experience and certified technicians are able to safely recover data from any of the hard disk controllers typically emulated by VirtualBox, including IDE, SATA (AHCI), SCSI, SAS, USB-based, etc. However the data was stored - be it in .vdi or .vbox file extensions, Static or Dynamic - in the VMDK format, we can salvage it.

Azure Virtual Machines (VM)

Data Recovery

Whether you use Azure Virtual Machines (VM) or Windows Virtual PC application, our experts are trained to quickly diagnose the issue and restore the data. The Fixed and Dynamic file types stored in virtual hard disks (VHDs) may be compromised due to deletion or corruption, but we are able to salvage the data while keeping clear and consistent communication.

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Certified to Solve Multiple
Data Loss Scenarios

Data can be lost in Virtual Machines due to many reasons that range from human error to cyberattacks or an operating system crash. SalvageData Recovery has the range and the experience to deal with any system and any data loss situation.

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Corrupt OS & disk images

Data corruption is a common cause for data loss, whether it’s caused by human error or when the virtual machine hosting environment fails.

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Hardware & Software Failures

Software bugs or application-level errors can result in data loss, as well as server crashes, power outages, and disk failures.

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Cyber Attacks

Ransomware attacks and malware infections are becoming more frequent and data often becomes corrupted or lost forever.

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Replica server failure

In high-availability architectures, a replica server failure can lead to significant data loss if not correctly managed.

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RAID array failures

Failed RAID arrays, due to one or more failed components, can cause massive amounts of data loss if not addressed in a timely manner.

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Recovery for all VM Technology

Solutions for all available virtual machine technology

SalvageData delivers data recovery solutions as it best fits your needs. As leaders in on-site and emergency data recovery services, we customize our solutions to your data loss scenario, no matter what technology you use.

Here are some virtualization technology that our experts can restore data from:

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)
Proxmox Virtual Environment (Proxmox VE)
Google Cloud VMs


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Losing data on a virtual server can leave you bewildered. However, it’s important to know there are services to help you when you need it the most. Our experts can examine your virtual server through a secure connection and rectify the issue promptly. We have a 96% success rate in recovering files, earning the reputation as one of the most reliable recovery companies available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about Virtual Machine data recovery services

Virtual machine data recovery is the process of restoring lost or corrupted data from a virtual machine. This can be done using specialized data recovery software or services.

Common causes of virtual machine data loss include accidental deletion, hardware failure, software corruption, malware or virus attacks, power outages or surges, and user errors.

Yes, in most cases, virtual machine data can be recovered even if the virtual machine has been deleted. This is because the data is often still present on the physical storage media and can be recovered using specialized data recovery software or services.

Yes, depending on the extent of the damage, virtual machine data can be recovered even if the virtual machine is corrupted or damaged with the help of professional data recovery service providers.

SalvageData has an overall 97% success rate in data recovery for all types of storage media combined.

SalvageData Recovery is able to recover data from any virtualization technology such as VM, VMDK, VHD, VHDX, Hyper-V, and VMware. Additionally, most virtual machine backup software and tools allow for individual file or folder recovery. This can be useful in situations where only specific files or folders have been lost or corrupted.

SalvageData offers three recovery options so you can choose between different turnaround times and economical options:

Emergency: time-critical recovery with 24/7 assistance year-round, including weekends and holidays. We start the recovery process as soon as we receive the drive at our lab.

Standard: 5-7 business days. Fastest turnaround time during business hours, Monday through Friday.

Eco: 10-15 business days. Best value for when the data isn’t critical for every day-to-day operations, available Monday through Friday and completed during normal business hours.

Disclaimer: Recovery timeframes cannot be guaranteed and serve only as an estimate. Several factors may affect the time it takes for the complete data recovery process, including the service option selected, the complexity of the case, etc. Take advantage of SalvageData’s advanced Case Tracker Portal to check your data recovery case in real time.

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