?
Solved

VMWare Linux Commands

Posted on 2010-09-02
7
Medium Priority
?
448 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi All,

I'm trying to run either of the following from the vmware command line, but keep getting an error 'the system cannot find the file specified'.

Can anyone see what I'm doing wrong? The path is definitely correct, but I think I may be missing a syntax.
vmkfstools -i /vmfs/volumes/e00f98e1-2bcc0c91-e7a2-3487611c1557/MY-DATA.domain.com/MY-DATA.domain.com_2.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/4c7ed23a-ae761747-2072-0026554b3490/MY-DATA/MY-DATA.vmdk

vmkfstools -i /vmfs/volumes/VM\ Store\ 1/MY-DATA.domain.com/MY-DATA.domain.com_2.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/VM\ Store\ 2/MY-DATA/MY-DATA.vmdk

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:PeterHing
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:bobalob
ID: 33585625
Try putting the source and destination in single quotes....
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:PeterHing
ID: 33585643
Hi bobalob,

Still no joy: DiskLib_Check() failed for source disk The system cannot find the file specified (25).
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:bobalob
ID: 33585758
how big is this file?:

/vmfs/volumes/VM\ Store\ 1/MY-DATA.domain.com/MY-DATA.domain.com_2.vmdk

and is there a corresponding -flat.vmdk file?
0
WordPress Tutorial 4: Recommended Plugins

Now that you have WordPress installed, understand the interface, and know how to install new parts, let’s take a look at our recommended plugins.

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:bobalob
ID: 33585771
also you can cat the descriptor file (it will usually be about 500bytes-a couple of K) in there it should have a pointer to the -flat.vmdk file. Check to see it's pointing to the correct file.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:bobalob
ID: 33585852
also, does the folder '/vmfs/volumes/VM\ Store\ 2/MY-DATA' exist yet? as it won't create it - you need to make it before by doing:

mkdir /vmfs/volumes/VM\ Store\ 2/MY-DATA
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:PeterHing
ID: 33600983
I didn't realise the path was case sensitive. This is why I was getting all thr trouble! The path existed, it just wanted it defined exactly by case. bobalob, thank you for all your input, i'm sorry after all that, this is what it came down to!
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
bobalob earned 1000 total points
ID: 33602467
you can use tab completion on ESX bash so you won't need to type the whole path - this will ensure you have used correct case also.

ie. start typing the path like this:

vmkfst[tab] -i /vmf[tab]/vol[tab]/MY[tab] ...
0

Featured Post

New benefit for Premium Members - Upgrade now!

Ready to get started with anonymous questions today? It's easy! Learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
Teach the user how to configure vSphere Replication and how to protect and recover VMs Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vsphere Replication is enabled: Enable vSphere Replication for a virtual machine: Verify replicated VM is created: Recover replica…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
Suggested Courses

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question