Zachry Group stands as a beacon in America, providing unmatched construction and engineering services to the nation’s top-tier power, energy, and industrial giants. But when they faced a nightmarish loss of 1.8 million pivotal files, the beacon dimmed momentarily. Their trust in WeRecoverData would prove to be a turning point.
Renowned for their services to America’s leading power, energy, chemical, manufacturing, and industrial companies, Zachry Group utilizes a low-level VMware system for both their internal operations and crucial client documents. The catastrophe struck when essential data, including vital PDFs and Microsoft Office documents, became inaccessible. Making matters even more complex was the loss of directory tree information – an obstacle once deemed insurmountable in the data recovery realm.
The VMware system’s inherent complexity made this not just a data recovery mission but a challenge to conventional wisdom. The data was not just any data; it was essential for client deliverables and ongoing projects. Besides the enormous volume of lost data, the absence of the directory tree was akin to navigating a labyrinth without a map.
Virtual machines, with their non-contiguous data storage, present a puzzle of epic proportions. To reconstruct this, WeRecoverData engineered a unique solution. Starting from a diagnostic scan, our team developed software capable of detecting missing metadata and reassembling it. Drawing inspiration from movie fragment fingerprinting, the solution was conceptualized and then brought to fruition through rigorous testing phases.
The core of the software worked on identifying data fragments and meticulously reorganizing them to reformulate the Master File Table. This recreated access pathways to the VMware-stored data.
The precision and efficacy of our methodology bore fruit, restoring 80 to 85 percent of Zachry Group’s missing files. Not only was the recovery successful, but the efficiency also translated into affordability for the client. When juxtaposed with the potential costs of permanently lost files, the recovery represented immense value.