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Check VMDK outside the datastore.

Hello Experts.

I have a backup of a Vmware VMDK file on a usb-disk.
I need to check the integrity of a vmdk file.

Is there a way to do that?
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You can either try to run the VMDK to see if it runs, or else do a file compare. The only disk-based file compare I know of (and use) is Ultra Compare.  You can get a trial at:

http://www.ultraedit.com/products/ultracompare.html
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Try playing or running the VMDK in VMware Player.

Its very difficult to check for corruption without using ESXi.
Also you could compare the MD5 signatures on ESXi with Windows.

If you check my profile you will find an article.
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Do you just have the VMDK file or the VMDK-flat file?
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I have both the vmdk and the vmdk-flat file
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