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Changed from thin to thick when restoring the vmdk file

Post by Yuya » Nov 14, 2018 5:47 am

Hello,

I restored the vmdk file using "Restore VM files (VMDK, VMX)".
After that, the disk type changed from "thin" to "thick".
Is this a specification?
Does anyone have any information?

Thanks,
Yuya

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Re: Changed from thin to thick when restoring the vmdk file

Post by Andreas Neufert » Nov 14, 2018 8:10 am

Hi Yuya,

this is by design of the selected restore method. Creating a file out of a VMDK is only possible in a thick way as we "just" write the file on file system level.

You can potentially restore just the VM disk with the VM disk restore. There you have options arround thin and thick usage.

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Re: Changed from thin to thick when restoring the vmdk file

Post by Yuya » Nov 21, 2018 12:58 am

I see.
Thank you!

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