> Victor Sudakov wrote: > > > > I have downloaded the VM disk from VMware ESXi and the image consists > > of two files: myhost-flat.vmdk and myhost.vmdk. The latter is a small > > text file containing meta-information about the disk. The former looks > > like a RAW disk, at least I can mdconfig it and mount the > > partitions. > > > > $ file "myhost-flat.vmdk" > > myhost-flat.vmdk: DOS/MBR boot sector; partition 1 : ID=0xee, start-CHS > > (0x0,0,2), end-CHS (0x3ff,255,63), startsector 1, 20971519 sectors > > > > the problem is that sysutils/vmdktool does not recognize either of > > them: > > > > $ vmdktool -i myhost.vmdk > > myhost.vmdk: File too small (must be at least 1024 bytes) > > $ vmdktool -i myhost-flat.vmdk > > myhost-flat.vmdk: Bad VMDK magic (got 8ec031fc, want 564d444b) > > $ > > > > Probably I don't need any converters at all because the *-flat.vmdk is > > already a RAW image. > > I've even been able to reduce the on-disk size of the image from 10G > to 3,4G with "dd conv=sparse" without any ill effects. > You have done a lot more with VMWare than I have. I just experimented with a few tutorials and then went on to using Xen. I had known of the vmdktool utilities and used them to move VM's between home and office, but never was a serious VMWare customer (too expensive!).
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