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Hariseldon1
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fix vmdk descriptor

Post by Hariseldon1 » Aug 05, 2018 1:31 pm

I realize this is more vmware question than veeam... but the advice I can find requires either twice the space for temp files or 4x the time to use the converter

I used VBRfree9.5 to copy the vmdk + vmdk descriptor files form an old host to a new host. On the old host they were vRDM. On the new host they should be VMDK.

This is NOT an Operating System bootable drive. Purely file storage. No lingering manual Snapshots ever anywhere!

VBRfree9.5 copied the 2.7TB of old vRDM vmdk pointer beautifully mercifully fast! (the resultant = proper sized 1.8 TB and 1 TB vmdk's and vmdk descriptor files)

But I cannot attach the resultant files to any vm because the descriptor vmdk is 'not right'. and (FWIW) the data vmdk doesn't end in the usual "-flat.vmdk" either

Yes I found this: ( https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1002511 ) but I only have 4 TB of storage

Can someone help me crack this nut?

Do I need to start all over and spend a whole week with vmware converter? :-(

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Re: fix vmdk descriptor

Post by Hariseldon1 » Aug 05, 2018 2:56 pm

Never Mind (-:

after I had my coffee I figured it out

all good!

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Re: fix vmdk descriptor

Post by Andreas Neufert » Aug 05, 2018 6:18 pm

anyway... for migration reasons you could use „quick migration“

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95

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