virtualdutch
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

The virtual disk is either corrupted or not a supported format

I am trying to make a clone from a vm but i recieve the error The virtual disk is  either corrupted  or not a  supported format.

The virtual machine is running on a correct VMFS datastore with the correct blocksize, there are no problems in the OS and FS within the virtual machine.

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Samcer
Expert
Expert

You could try to clone this VM by using VMware Converter. then you may try to clone the cloned VM.

Sam

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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

Take a look at the VPXA logs to see whether they contain warnings/errors when cloning.

How are you cloning the VM? Using the GUI or the CLI?

André

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AndreTheGiant
Immortal
Immortal

But the VM is working or can be powered on correctly?

How do you make the clone?

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro
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jose_maria_gonz
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Hi there,

Would you get the same error when trying to do a cold clone?

Rgds,

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virtualdutch
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

I've vMotion the server to another VMFS datastore, and now snapshotting works like a charm.

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