tdubb123
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clone and resize a vmdk disk

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I got a disk 2 on a VM that I want to clone and resize it

its a 2TB vmdk disk and I want to clone it to 1.7TB.

can i do this from vmkfstools or do I need converter?

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rcporto
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Like I posted in my previous post in red, you cannot use vmkfstools.

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Richardson Porto
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Shrink virtual disk size is supported using vCenter Converter, see: Growing, thinning, and shrinking virtual disks for VMware ESX and ESXi (1002019) | VMware KB

Shrinking

Virtual disk shrinking is supported when using VMware Converter converting source virtual machine as a machine source (not as virtual to virtual).

Note: You cannot shrink virtual disks using vmkfstools in ESXi as the hypervisor is not aware of the file system layout and cannot ensure a safe shrink operation.

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Richardson Porto
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tdubb123
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can i use vmkfstools to do it?

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rcporto
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Like I posted in my previous post in red, you cannot use vmkfstools.

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Richardson Porto
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/richardsonporto
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