VMware Virtual Disk Manager examples

Converting growable into preallocated disk
This line will convert the growable virtual disk ‘WebFileServer.vmdk’ to type 3 (aka ‘preallocated virtual disk split in 2Gb files’). The resulting virtual disk will be created as ‘WebFileServer_pre-alloc.vmdk’.

vmware-vdiskmanager -r "WebFileServer.vmdk" -t 3 "WebFileServer_pre-alloc.vmdk"

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