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Problem with recreating a missing descriptor file

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Hi,

I trying to recreat vmdk file from flat.vmdk as VMware Knowledge Base , but i can't get into the section of the virtual machine:

/vmfs/volumes/5cb5fcec-19f64160-4478-14dae93d862e] cd ******

-sh: cd: can't cd to *******

Plz help.

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RW 524288000 VMFS "1C-Server Windows-flat.vmdk"

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RW 524288000 VMFS "1C-Server Windows 2012-flat.vmdk"

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-sh: cd: can't cd to ...

Does the folder name have any special characters, or spaces in its name? Did you try to put the folder name in quotes, e.g. cd "My virtual machine"? Alternatively you may try the TAB extension for the folder name.

André

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Thank you, Andre. Your recommendations helped!

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vmkfstools -e "1C-Server Windows 2012.vmdk"

Failed to open disk link /vmfs/volumes/5cb5fcec-19f64160-4478-14dae93d862e/1C-Server Windows 2012/1C-Server Windows 2012.vmdk :The system cannot find the file specified (25)Disk chain is not consistent : The system cannot find the file specified (25)

Plz, help

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To be able to help I need some information.

As a first step, please run ls -lisa in the VM's folder and provide the command's output.


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total 262153240

   3844      8 drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          2100 Mar 31 11:14 .

      4   1024 drwxr-xr-t    1 root     root          1540 Mar 30 20:02 ..

8392452 262144000 -rw-------    1 root     root     268435456000 Mar 30 17:31 1C-Server Windows 2012-flat.vmdk

364908292   1024 -rw-------    1 root     root          8684 Mar 30 21:09 1C-Server Windows 2012.nvram

478154500      0 -rw-------    1 root     root           481 Mar 31 10:22 1C-Server Windows 2012.vmdk

385879812      0 -rw-------    1 root     root             0 Mar 30 21:09 1C-Server Windows 2012.vmsd

377491204      8 -rw-------    1 root     root          2890 Mar 30 21:09 1C-Server Windows 2012.vmx

356519684      8 -rw-------    1 root     root          3236 Mar 30 21:09 1C-Server Windows 2012.vmxf

402657028   1024 -rw-------    1 root     root         41876 Mar 30 21:10 vmware-10.log

419434244   1024 -rw-------    1 root     root         41793 Mar 30 21:12 vmware-11.log

436211460   1024 -rw-------    1 root     root         41795 Mar 30 21:16 vmware-12.log

452988676   1024 -rw-------    1 root     root         41793 Mar 30 21:24 vmware-13.log

469765892   1024 -rw-------    1 root     root         41722 Mar 30 21:37 vmware-14.log

381685508   1024 -rw-------    1 root     root        550106 Mar 30 21:09 vmware-9.log

494931716   1024 -rw-------    1 root     root         41807 Mar 31 11:14 vmware.log

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I assume that there's something wrong with the "1C-Server Windows 2012.vmdk" descriptor file. Please attach this file to a reply post, or copy&paste its contents.

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# Disk DescriptorFile

version=1

encoding="UTF-8"

CID=fffffffe

parentCID=ffffffff

isNativeSnapshot="no"

createType="vmfs"

# Extent description

RW 524288000 VMFS "1C-Server Windows-flat.vmdk"

# The Disk Data Base

#DDB

ddb.adapterType = "lsilogic"

ddb.geometry.cylinders = "32635"

ddb.geometry.heads = "255"

ddb.geometry.sectors = "63"

ddb.longContentID = "add23fb4abf83a2566fdbd56fffffffe"

ddb.uuid = "60 00 C2 97 49 8d a0 49-da d6 b4 24 e8 82 f8 d6"

ddb.virtualHWVersion = "11"

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RW 524288000 VMFS "1C-Server Windows-flat.vmdk"

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RW 524288000 VMFS "1C-Server Windows 2012-flat.vmdk"

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Thank you very mach, Andre!

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