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larger than the maximum size supported by datastore

Discussion in 'VMWare / Virtual Machine' started by unpaired, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. unpaired

    unpaired New Member

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    Hi All,
    i just try vm backup on virtual machine and i have get the errors?
    my command;

    backup vm SERVER1 -vmbackuptype=fullvm
    File <unspecified filename> is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore <unspecified datastore>

    could you please help me?
    thank you for your advice.
     
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  3. drivechip

    drivechip Member

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    It might have todo with the block size of your VMFS datastore. Depending on your VMware / VMFS version and choosen block size the size of a single file is limited.
     
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    unpaired New Member

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    hi drivechip,
    thank you for your answer.
    please could you explain "independent disk" . i am confuse a bit the situation. if i add "VMPROCESSVMWITHINDEPENDENT YES" parametter in dsm.opt file will all the disk skip ? (withoult local disk)
    thank you
     
  5. drivechip

    drivechip Member

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    I think you anwser belongs to the wrong thread. VMPROCESSVMWITHINDEPENDENT has nothing to do with your error message.

    BTW: You can mark virtual disks as independend. When doing so they are skip on snapshort creation and won't be part of the backup. What do you mean with "local disk"?
     

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