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Re: backup vmware



roland wrote:
> Good evening,
> I have a vmware installation with the virtual clients, Centos 5, fedora6
> and Winserver.
> I try to do a backup with
> cd   cd /var/lib/vmware/Virtual\ Machines/Other\ Linux\ 2.6.x\ Centos/
> with
> -rw------- 1 root root  1061158912 Oct  5 17:51
> 564d73c6-014e-35e0-3ae5-f6f089429332.vmem
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root          11 Oct  5 17:51
> 564d73c6-014e-35e0-3ae5-f6f089429332.vmem.WRITELOCK
> -rw------- 1 root root        8664 Oct  5 17:51 nvram
> -rw------- 1 root root 32212254720 Nov 16 19:38 Other Linux 2.6.x
> kernel-flat.vmdk
> -rw------- 1 root root         365 Oct  5 18:01 Other Linux 2.6.x
> kernel.vmdk
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root          11 Oct  5 17:51 Other Linux 2.6.x
> kernel.vmdk.WRITELOCK
> -rw------- 1 root root           0 Aug  7 11:08 Other Linux 2.6.x
> kernel.vmsd
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root         938 Oct  5 17:51 Other Linux 2.6.x
> kernel.vmx
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root       26870 Oct  5 14:53 vmware-0.log
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root      103160 Oct  5 12:14 vmware-1.log
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root       59830 Sep 27 04:46 vmware-2.log
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root      514567 Nov 16 16:49 vmware.log
> taking the backup with
> find . -print|cpio -ovBc >/dev/st0
> gives the error
> field not sufficient for storing file size
> So I assume the filesize 32 Gb of the virtual client is to much.
> 
> How can I do the backup???
> 
> 
I'm going to guess that cpio is your problem.  You might want to add a
"-H newc" to your cpio command line.  Otherwise use tar as I believe it
will handle files over 2GB.

Alternatively, you can tell vmware to split its disks into two gig
chunks.  Thats a image creation option though, so it may not help you
here.


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