backup vmware

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Fri Nov 16 20:45:19 UTC 2007

Scott Henson wrote:
>> How can I do the backup???
> I'm going to guess that cpio is your problem.  You might want to add a
> "-H newc" to your cpio command line.  Otherwise use tar as I believe it
> will handle files over 2GB.
> Alternatively, you can tell vmware to split its disks into two gig
> chunks.  Thats a image creation option though, so it may not help you
> here.

Also be sure your vmware clients are shut down for the duration of the 
copy.  The disk images would be corrupted if they changed during the copy.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at

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