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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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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

8/22/2022 - Mon
John

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
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Try playing or running the VMDK in VMware Player.

Its very difficult to check for corruption without using ESXi.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

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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