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I've done a backup of the content of my datastore in order to move it from RAID 0 to RAID 5.

I've backup every files except vmfs file (.fbb.sf, .fdc.sf, .pbc.sf, .sbc.sf, .vh.sf).

Do i need those files for creating my new datastore ?

Thanks a lot :)

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No you do not need those files. They are partition meta-data.

Each resource type is managed by one of 4 system files which are created during the file system bootstrap process:

fbb.sf - file block bitmap.system file
pbc.sf - pointer block cluster.system file
sbc.sf - sub-block cluster.system file
fdc.sf - file descriptor cluster.system file

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1001618

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