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vmdk image without /dev/root

I have vmdk server image without /dev/root, I want to deploy it with DigitalOcean (they support custom images). I created images, started droplet, but unable to connect via ssh. I entered ...
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Implement VMDK backup with WServer 2016 Google Cloud Platform

What would be the steps to implement and start a copy of a virtual machine server that was made in its day? The machine had Windows Server 2016 and other programs installed, although I don't know if ...
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Migrating Xen PVM to VMware via VMDK images: Image "type 2" not accepted

It seems VMware ESXi server does not accept VMDK images of "type 2" (as created by qemu-img with -O vmdk). Some search of mine seems to indicate that "type 2" images are "...
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Implantar backup VMDK con WServer 2016 [closed]

¿cuál sería los pasos para implantar y echar a andar una copia de un servidor de maquina virtual que se realizó en su día? La máquina tenía W Server 2016 y otros programas instalados, aunque no sé si ...
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Unable to compress 18GB file on Ubuntu Linux 18.04

It never happened to me before, but I'm unable to do a simple task such as compressing a 18.5 GB file on Ubuntu Linux 18.04 with any of the popular compressing tools such as gzip, bzip2 and 7z. All of ...
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How to repaire a vmdk that is "is corrupted and cannot be repaired."

I was running a virtual machine in VMware Fusion 11 when my computer crashed. When I tried to start it up again I saw an error message informing me that "The disk has one or more internal errors that ...
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Converting Thick vmdk to thin after Move from Datastore

I am currently running Vcenter 6.7 and ESXi 6.0 with VMFS5 in our infrastructure. And I often have to move VM disks from a DataStore to another in order to free up space. When using the VCenter MOVE ...
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Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01) after CentOS custom image import DigitalOcean

I'm trying to import an existing CentOS VM from a VMware environment to run on Digitalocean vis their custom images option. I'm able to successfully run the VMDK in both VMware Workstation and ...
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Shrinking a preallocated VMDK

I'm trying to shrink an 80GB preallocated CentOS VMDK that I've been given from a previous VMware environment, that I've been asked to get running on another host. The billing arrangement for this new ...
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Vmware ESXI one hard disk but 2 vmdk files

I have a virtual machine on Vmware ESXI, I have currently a defined hard disk and the size of it is :1.5 TB But when I check the Datastore, there are 2 VMDK files which one of them (the main file of ...
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What are the chances of recovering any data from *-flat.vmdk file which didn't finish coping?

Does anybody know if there is a chance of recovering data from a *-flat.vmdk file from (ESXi 6 /VMFS-5) which didn't finish coping? Unfortunately backup is not available. The image file was thick ...
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Small VMDK file

I have a brand new VMWare ESXi 6.5 standalone host. I created a VM and installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 server onto it. I noticed that the VMDK file is only 549 bytes after installation. The VM runs just fine....
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Windows 2000 Server on VMware Workstation is not booting

I am trying to open a Windows 2000 server using VMware Workstation. it seems I am not having all the relevant files of the environment. I guess the server was partitioned with 3 parts. I am not having ...
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How Do I Remove Files Stored In a VMDK?

I am a developer, not an IT guy, but I am the one responsible for managing our servers currently. I have run into a problem... apparently our SQL backups are much bigger than I anticipated, and on ...
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LENOVO PX12-450R RAID configuration + general advice

I have a Lenovo PX12-450R NAS device with eight 3TB 7.2rpm drives. The device has a Quad-Core 2.5GHz Xeon CPU + 8GB DDR3 RAM. I have 4 gigabit NICS bonded. I am looking to use it to be a target for my ...
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Converting virtual drives from .vmdk to .vhdx produces huge files

I'm using powershell and ConvertTo-MvmcVirtualHardDisk cmdlet to convert .vmdk disks into .vhdx disks to be able to run them in our hyper-v environment. For some reason, the .vhdx files produced are ...
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Convert ESXi 5.0 & 5.5 VM's to Xenserver 6.5

I'm looking to convert about 50 esxi vm's to xenserver 6.5. I am running the free version of xenserver 6.5. I've seen posts for the citrix xen converter tool and I've tried out the VMware OVF ...
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VMWare ESX 5.1 Input/Output Error when copying or deleting a file

I have an ESXi 5.1 server (free version) with two 500G drives mounted and assigned to one datastore. I am not able to delete or move certain files in the datastore. I don't have vMotion. This is not ...
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Converting a VMDK file to VHD

I am having trouble with converting a vmdk file to a vhd file. Is it possible to convert a vmdk file without running it in a VM. So it will just convert and create the same file but in VHD format? ...
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Recovering broken VMDK image

we had a disk failure on our VM host (VMWare ESXI 5.1). We've managed to get some of the data off but some of the file we couldn't get as it kept on causing the disk to crash. I have file like ...
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Error while booting VMDK in VMWare Player; UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

Hi all and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. My employer has provided me with three VMDK files, each representing a different hard drive of a VM. My aim is to get these converted to ...
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VMDK File Growing After copying it using CP?

Using FreeBSD and a mounted NetApp NFS Share. I'm trying to copy a file FROM: localdisk/something.vmdk (size 527776 kilobytes) TO: nfsmount/copy-something.vmdk (size 533168 kilobytes) But it seems ...
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Move big file from VM to host hypervisor in vmware vsphere

I have a big file (220G) I would like to move from a virtual machine to its host. The file is actually another virtual machine's disk file. for other smaller files, I would have done that with a ...
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converting Ganeti instance to vmdk fails

I have exported an instance from ganeti using this command : gnt-backup export -n I get these files: /srv/ganeti/export/win2k8.itlao.local# ls 6dac4bb5-19e9-4917-8233-39cecfbe0e39.disk0_data.snap ...
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Migrate multiple LVM volumes for KVM guest to image

I want to move some KVM guests to VMWARE and therefore have to create VMDK images of the disks. The virtual disks for the guests are spread around multiple LVM volumes. There are a couple of pointers ...
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Operating System not found when loading DD image in VMware

I provide much details below to hopefully make my issue as clear as possible. Using dd if=/dev/ps3da2 of=/mnt/edexhdd/EDPS3LINUX.iso bs=16384 I copied a fairly huge partition from a physical Linux ...
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storing vmdk files on multiple drives

I have a vmdk file which can grow to 600 gb, and splits every 2 gb. Since I physically have 2 x 500gb drives, I would like some of the 2-gig vmdk's to be on D:\, and the rest be on E:. I edited the ...
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Convert VMDK images into AMI images

I have setup and environment for building the virtual machines in vmdk format and then use ec2 api tools to convert, bundle and upload it to the AWS Cloud. However, I am facing certain challenges in ...
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How to distinguish between virtual disk image formats?

There is huge number of different formats for virtual storage files for desktop and server purposes (vmdk, qcow2, vdi, vdk, etc.). I'm writing a little script for manipulating them and would like the ...
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Running vmdk files from NAS with ESXi 5.1

I have a ESXi 5.1 Server and a 12TB Thecus n4200eco(~5.5TB in RAID6). I want to be able to run the virtual machines from the NAS instead of the server because the server has no RAID and I don't trust ...
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SLES partitionless Installation

Windows VMWare guests can easily be resized live. For linux guests I've used LVM (add disk, partprobe, add disk to vg, lvextend, resize2fs). This works. I've just stumbled across the sketch of better ...
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