I cloned a VMWare base server disk I have that is pre-allocated, but when I went into the file structure found that it wasn’t cloned as pre-allocated. I found a reference that told how to use the command line utility to do that:
vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -r sourceDisk.vmdk -t 3 destinationDisk.vmdk.
Don’t forget the ‘.’ at the end.
This will clone as pre-allocated, splitting files into 2GB files.
If you don’t want to do the splits (or if you can’t) then first do some yoga, then:
vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -r sourceDisk.vmdk -t 2 destinationDisk.vmdk.
04-19-2010 2:08 PM