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Recovering data from virtual machines

Virtual machines emerged as realization of the idea to exploit hardware resources more economically under the necessity to make the most of advantages and capabilities of various operating systems. As far as an interface is concerned, a virtual machine (called a “guest” system) is an ordinary computer but it utilizes technical resources of a “host” system it is installed on. In fact, such a machine is simply a file in a special format, thus, it operates without any conflicts with the "host" system as well as with any other VMs installed on it. Several machines share the same hardware resources to ensure most efficient simultaneous use of different operating systems, for instance, Windows and Linux.

Sudden loss of data on a virtual machine caused by such factors as unexpected PC shutdowns, software malfunctions or human errors doesn't affect data on the "host" system, which is a serious benefit of the implementation of virtual machines. But the above-mentioned factors may cause damage to the virtual machine resulting in data loss on it.

When recovering data from a virtual machine, you deal with a file or its copy instead of a physical storage. To open the file and recover data lost from it special recovery software is needed. All editions of UFS Explorer support the file format of virtual machines and are efficient enough to manage recovery from a virtual layer of a host system. This software contains powerful embedded operation mechanisms that allow opening virtual machine files. UFS Explorer Professional Recovery is a helpful solution when it comes to data recovery of a virtual machine from chunks.

Last update: 05.07.2018