9 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2019 5:54 AM by thenightfly

    Getting error: The capacity of the parent virtual disk and the capacity of the child disk are different (67).

    sahirmemon Lurker

      Hi,

       

      I was trying to increase the hard disk space of a 10GB linux vm to a 20GB. I shut down the vm then ssh'd into the ESXi server. From there I ran the command:

       

      vmkfstools -X 20G Apatite.vmdk

       

      The command ran successfully. Then, when I powered up the vm I got and still am getting:

       

      Reason: The capacity of the parent virtual disk and the capacity of the child disk are different.
      Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/503fd5b8-d1cef086-eb4a-10bf487b38db/Apatite/Apatite-000001.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.

       

      I have tried numerous things such as cloning the Apatite.vmdk to Apatite-repaired.vmdk. That works, however, I am getting an older version of the VM. i am not getting my changes from either Apatite-000001.vmdk or Apatite-000001-delta.vmdk.

       

      I have some really important work on my VM that I am trying to restore. I should have backed it up before doing anything but I did. Now it seems like I am paying the price.

       

      Can anyone help me recover my VM? Is there a way to increase the size of the snapshot (Apatite-000001.vmdk) or reduce the size of the parent so they match and the vm starts up?

       

      Please help.

       

       

      Thank you