cocacolo
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VMDK with errors

I tried to copy an VMDK file to another datastore, but the operation failed at 44% with this message: "Error caused by [file_name].vmdk". However, the VM boots perfectly and I can manage it with no problems. I also get a similar error with Veeam free browser tool.

Is there any command or utility to check VMDK files or to regenerate the same VMDK with no errors?

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a_p_
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Are the block sizes of both datastores the same?

How do yu copy the vmdk file?

Did you try using

vmkfstools -i /vmfs/volume/datastore1/vmname/vmname.vmdk /vmfs/volume/datastore2/vmname/vmname.vmdk

André

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prasadsv
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Using CLI:

vmkfstools -i /vmfs/volumes/src-datastore/src.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/dst-datastore/dst.vmdk

You can also try to clone the VM from VC which inturn clones vmdk as well.

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