I detached a large 1TB vmdk from a vm, then migrated the vm to a new LUN. After that, I copied the large vmdk using cp command via putty from the old location to new (both 8mb block size luns)
I had to call the vmdk a different name in target location as there was already one by that name.
Why can I not add the vmdk to the server afterwards? Is it perhaps due to a file lock? If so, how would i remove the lock? I get the following error when trying to add the copied file and i did notice that while adding it, it was reporting an incorrect size in VI Client (yet correct size on file system and copy was completed successfully)
Uneditable device: Internal problem: The system information reported by the host for the 'VirtualDisk' is inconsustent. The device cannot currently be edited
On clicking ok on the error i get:
Object reference not set to an instance of an object
Any help would be most appreciated! Thank-you!
Hi there thanks for this although it doesn't seem to be this as I cannot see any of those files there.
I am busy working on a workaround as I cannot add this drive. I have rebooted every esx server that the vm was kown to be running on and still no joy. Strange one.