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Converting Workstation Multiple File Disks To Single File

In Workstaion 11 I made a ESXi 5.5 Lab with a Multiple File Disk.  There are 226 .vmdk files now totoalling 143GB.  Is there a way to convert this multi-file disk to a single file disk?

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mux

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sanjeevkumar82
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Hello,

Although I did not try it ever. But for this job you can use Vmware Vdiskmanager utility. You can download it here:-

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1023856http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1023856

See the attachment at the bottom.

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sanjeevkumar82
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Hello,

Although I did not try it ever. But for this job you can use Vmware Vdiskmanager utility. You can download it here:-

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1023856http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1023856

See the attachment at the bottom.

Thanks

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rcporto
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Using the vmware-vdiskmanager.exe located at C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\ run the following:

vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -r OldDisk.vmdk -t 0 NewDiskSingle.vmdk

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continuum
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Hi
just curious ....
Several years I complained that VMware Workstation picks monolithic growing disks as the default for new VMs.
Would you please explain why you are not happy with the split growing format ?
Thanks Ulli


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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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stmux
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Vdiskmanager worked perfectly.

Thanks,

mux

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stmux
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I have had nothing but problems with this one lab, mostly with suspending the guest.  For whatever reason all my single file .vmdk labs run better with less problems.

mux

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