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VMWare ESXi vmdk - parent virtual disk modified

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I had a VM created and apparently I didn't realize how small the partition was.. so late last night I decided to increase the partition size using "vmkfstools -X 100G /vmfs/volumes/your_datastore/your_vm/vm01.vmdk"

Well.. as fate would have it, I also forgot I had a couple snapshots.. now when I try to boot the VM it fails.. Reason: The parent virtual disk has been modified since the child was created

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed?  I spent numerous hours configuring the application running on the VM so would HATE to loose all that time.

Thanks in advance
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http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1646892 shows how you can possibly recover from this.
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Are your disks on the VM currently pointing to the redo logs (snapshot)?  If you use a VI client (or vCenter) to the host and edit settings, does it show the disk pointing to the base vmdk or the snapshot file?

If you're willing to lose the changes in the snapshot, you could just point them back to the base vmdk.
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danm66, thanks going to check out the article

ripilcher, it is pointing at the redo logs and not the base vmdk -- and no, trying to keep the changes in the snapshot so seeing what other options I have available first.


Thanks!
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If you need the changes then it looks like danm66's article should do the trick.  

At this point you might want to consider copying your files somewhere (if possible) to avoid something terrible.
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