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Re: [Libguestfs] VMware and multiple vmdk files



On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 05:15:24PM -0600, Thierry Thelliez wrote:
> With VMWare (server), you can pre-allocate your image in several vmdk
> files. But I have not bee able to mount that in guestfs.
> 
> On file (e.g. guest.vmdk) is a text file pointing to all the other
> files (e.g. guest-f001.vmdk, guest-f002.vmdk,...).

For VMDK we are very reliant on what qemu supports.  QEmu's VMDK
driver has numerous limitations (including silent data corruption).
Therefore it's preferable to use the 'wget' method described in this
posting to access ESX guests:

http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/examine-vmware-esx-with-libguestfs/#content

(Or use vdiskmanager as you said.)

Rich.

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