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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Merge 2GB VMDK files to one single VMDK file

sometimes when we create Virtual machine inside vmware application we might select create the split virtual disk to multiple files in 2 GB files, this is to enhance the copying process and mainly for storing the VM in File systems that does not support creating larger files.

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If we need to convert it back to be a single file; there is a tool called vmware-vdiskmanager.exe can be used to manipulate virtual disk, this tool can be used to convert theses file to be single file by using the below command.

vmware-vdiskmanager.exe –r thefirstfile.vmdk –t 0 singlefile.vmdk

  • Source file thefirstfile.vmdk is the selected in the image below

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screenshot of the command:

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANKS, works perfectly.

Mahmoud Ibrahim said...

You welcome

Anonymous said...

Great write-up Mahmoud. Very clear and concise. Worked like a charm!

Thanks,
Aram

Mahmoud Ibrahim said...

Thants, nice to hear feedback from you!!

Anonymous said...

Thx - works perfect

Anonymous said...

Great. Thanks Mahmoud.

Anonymous said...

Many Thanks Mahmoud

Anonymous said...

Thanks buddy. it worked fine.

Fabian10 said...

What can I do if I don't have vmware workstation?
All I have is the Player, and the vmware-vdiskmanager command is not included....

Thanks,

Fabian

Fabian10 said...

What can I do if I don't have vmware workstation?
All I have is the Player, and the vmware-vdiskmanager command is not included....

Thanks,

Fabian

Anonymous said...

You can download "VMware-vix-disklib-1.2.1-323406.i386.exe" (or "~.zip") from the VMWare-download site. The vmware-vdiskmanager.exe is part of this tool-package.

AN2 said...

thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

So cool ! Thanks for sharing.

Harsh Chauhan said...

Thanks for this post. really informative. Did you also checked in vmware to merge multiple virtual disks files into single output disk file(vmdk). I don't want single disk splited files to merge into one.

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