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    Copying VMWare images across the network

    I've converted en masse all of my servers to virtual images however when copying these across the network to a local drive it states I haven't got enough disk space available even though there is around 600gb left and it's a 27gb image any thoughts? The machine it's coming from has 1tb left?



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    Just for the record, was speaking to wes about this last night as I also have the same problem! My image is a little less I believe! But with regards to speak it’s around the same size.

    Only difference is mine is not over the network its USB HARD DRIVE > USB HARD DRIVE

    Appreciate any help

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    We used to get warning messages from Driveimage, when creating files over 2gb, because the DOS version it was running didn't believe that disks could be bigger than this.
    Try doing it via a command prompt / .bat file /.cmd file.

    It's probably just a similar issue, in that it is doing a DIR command (or the GUI equivalent), but it is only returning the amount that is less than whatever figure it can see, so for EG, if it could see 2gb, and you had 3gb free, it would only see the remaining 1gb... yeah ?

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    I'm assuming that's an ntfs or ext3 usb hard drive rather than a fat32 one?

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    Both are NTFS from a Share on 2003 to 2008 server.

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    Are there quotas on the drive and is the user account that you are using to copy the files excluded from them?

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    No quotas that I know of.


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    No quotas here either, and drives are NTFS

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    hmm, it is a strange one.. i havent tried it on a linux distro.. that might be an option for me anyhow with them both being on USB Drives. wes that way might work for you also. just a bugger it wont work on windows. (Linux LIVE CD ftw)

    -- and no i have no snapshot's just the 3 files

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    These weren't running either but xcopy via CLI worked fine except it crashed at the end (having copied the entire contents)


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