[Wiltshire] WMware 2GB files

Lashley, Malcolm mlashley at sonusnet.com
Tue Apr 1 20:34:22 BST 2008

You can also use the same tool to merge split files into one - then use qemu-img to convert to COW2 (or other formats), if you decide that Linux KVM (Kernel based Virtual Machine) suits your virtualization needs.
(From my recent testing, It seems to work well - but get an OOPS (in guest) with old 2.4 linux kernels - since one of my VM's is Redhat8 (shudder) I'm sticking with VMWare for now.)


-----Original Message-----
From: wiltshire-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk on behalf of Robert
Sent: Tue 01/04/2008 19:00
To: wiltshire at mailman.lug.org.uk
Subject: Re: [Wiltshire] WMware 2GB files
Richard Price wrote:
>>  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.
> You can use VMWare Converter to split the files after the event - its
> a free tool downloadable from their website.
> Richard

If only I'd realised at the time!  Never mind, I'll probably have 
forgotten again by next time as well :-)


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