Hi i posted this to questions but gets no answer, so i repost it here
because i think this is important.
I have a VM Running FreeBSD 8 as a small router/proxy/fetchmail/openvpn.
The host system is a VMWARE ESX 4 Update 2 running on 2 HP DL460G1 Blade
Systems. Unfortunately the Blade Enclosure (a C7000 From HP) start having
malfunction so i have to power it off with blades still on. After the power
loss the VMWARE came up but FreeBSD ask por FSCK on single user mode, so i
run it fsck -y on all partitions. After FSCK freebsd wont came up with error
of getty not found. i restart it in single use mode and mount /usr but no
luck, all the data was gone and only got a lost+found directory with crazy
files on it.
I have restored the machine from a backup with minimum data loss only the
fetchmail stuff but i want that some help me to know what happen if there is
a bug or is there any way to recover the data.
the other machines (Mostly Windows 2003/2008/2008R2) came up without
unfortunately shutting down almost any system in an 'unexpected'
manner can produce problems like this. The new file systems are
better in this regard but virtualization adds a whole new layer of
pain to the problem. Not only does the guest have to save everything,
but the host has to sync everything as well.