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vij
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prepare a single disk from multiple splitted disks

Hi All,

I am using Vmware workstation 6.5 .actually i had 10Gb hdd splitted in 2 Gb parts.

Now the os in that HDD has expire as it was trial version.i need to get some data from that HDD.now the challenge is that how i can connect that HDD to another Vm machine

as there are a 4-5 HDD as i say i have splitted the 10GB in 2 GB parts. Is there any way to prepare a single HDD with all splitted HDD so that i can add that HDD with other Vm machines to get the data.

Please help me to fix this .

Thanks

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Jasemccarty
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Whether the .vmdk is a single 10GB files or 5 2GB files, all you have to do, is load the descriptor vmdk to your new guest.

It isn't going to matter.

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vij
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Thanls for the reply

I have 5 disks .Please let me know which disk i need to add to another Vm machine.

Pleae find the attached file

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Jasemccarty
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I'm assuming you are talking about the one labeled 2003-xxxx

The 2003.vmdk that is 1k in size, that's the descriptor.

That is the one you will need to load.

Jase McCarty

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vij
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I am getting the error while adding the HDD

Please find the attached screen shot.

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Jasemccarty
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It would appear that the previous VM was an older format.

If you do not plan to use this disk in the previous guest you should be fine to proceed.

To be safe, you could copy the 2003.vmdk (and 2003-s001.vmdk, 2003-s002.vmdk,2003-s003.vmdk, 2003-s004.vmdk, 2003-s005.vmdk, 2003-s006.vmdk) into another folder.

Then you would be working off of the copy and not the original. To be safe.

Jase McCarty

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Co-Author of VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center

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vij
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but dear the problem is that when i click on Finish button the ERROR message comes and even after clicking on the Ok button it again comes to the same location.

please find the attached screen-shots

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Jasemccarty
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You might want to just clone the original virtual machine, and then upgrade it to the latest hardware, and try again.

Jase McCarty

http://www.jasemccarty.com

Co-Author of VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center

(ISBN:1420070274) from Auerbach

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vij
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you mean to say i need to create a new machine and then need to add this Virtual hdd in that and then start the machine .

But one thing i wanna tell you that earlier both the machine (the expired one and the one on which i am add the hdd) were working on the current version of Vmware)

the machines both were created with different version of Vm abut were wrking good in the current Vmware.

Thanks

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