VMFS Recovery

Recovers data from ESX server

New release of VMFS Recovery™ is online

We've released a new version with several significant improvements, bug fixes and, of course, a new feature.

  • A new feature: Added Hikvision file system support. A bespoke file system used to store data from Hikvision video surveillance solutions
  • Minor fixes and improvements for VMFS SeSparse format
  • Minor improvements for compressed VMDK files on VMFS 5 and VMFS6. Increased read speed of *.OVF files
  • "Scan freeze" bug fixed.
  • Added a new cbfs driver. Older one will became obsolete soon and will be no longer supported. Please note: we strongly recommend to execute deinstallation procedure of older version of VMFS Recovery™ before updating on a new version, as only this this way driver will be properly updated
  • Preview of video files received update. Video codecs were updated and extended.
  • RAW photo preview has got support of new RAW types and camera's support.
  • Fixed bug that displayed incorrect estimated time during export, like: "Estimated time left 65532:65487:65535"

First of all I'd like to introduce Hikvision support. It's an established company with widespread solutions for video surveillance and cybersecurity. However, they use their own bespoke file system to optimize storage for video and their file system is virtually unknown to the mass public.
However, the storage of video surveillance is common nowadays even for home users, not to mention corporate security. Security footage is priceless if you need to uncover a security breach, espionage attempt, or some other crime. Naturally, it's complicated and annoying if your data recovery software doesn't have such a feature. This is why we were glad to add such a feature at the customer's request.

Please note a warning about the new CBFS driver update. Our uninstaller will remove the older version of CBFS during execution, and the installer will save a new one. If the uninstaller was not executed during the update, it is possible that two versions of the CBFS driver will be present on the system, which may lead to incompatibility issues and hard tracking bugs.
Keeping this in mind, we strongly recommend using the exact deinstall-install sequence.

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