[Wiltshire] WMware 2GB files

Robert RobertCL at iname.com
Tue Apr 1 16:17:54 BST 2008

On Tue, April 1, 2008 3:57 pm, Keith Sudbury wrote:
> I am setting up VMware to run 2003 SBS on CentOS 5.1, I noticed the
> option to split the image into 2GB files was on by default, I know ext3
> can take files a lot larger than this however I am wondering is there
> any other advantage / disadvantage to spliting the files?

I've never noticed any disadvantages of splitting the files (apart from
more files on the disk, so it looks a bit more "messy").

I have however regretted not splitting the files when they grew over 2Gb
and I wanted to copy them over to a shared FAT32 partition when I started
running out of space and couldnt :-(  Since then, I always split.

> Also is anyone else running windows server on VMware on linux?

Yes, seems to work ok for me.  Where I work, they are just getting into
virtualization for dev/test kit and the (apparantly) have a beast of a
server that will run something silly like 40 VM's - all Windows.  I'm not
sure what the base OS is in this case, whether it is Windows or Linux.


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