mounting partitions from within of the vmware’s .vmdk file

i’m taking backups of vmware esxi vms weekly using ghettovcb. it has been working greatly for many years. once in a while i need to recover a particular file from particular backup. there’s quicker way than just restoring the whole vm!

ghettovcb hangs while removing the snapshot

i’ve upgraded few vmware esxi 4.1 servers with the latest patches and… obviously something got broken. i use ghettoVCB script to take weekly snapshots of the vms. scripts hanged last night on all servers.