Cloning A VMWare Base VMDK As Pre-Allocated

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.

 

reference

Posted 04-19-2010 2:08 PM by Michael Nichols
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