clone file 1,26 GB??

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by Ephra, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Ephra

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    Ok, here's the thing: installed 4.0 fresh on an even fresh and new macbook pro. (have the 3.0 safely and stable running on my iMac) For some time everything's fine. Then:
    1. wanted to clone the VM for a backup. It was done in 2 minutes -strange. When I looked at the clone of win XP its size is 1,26 GB?! Tried several times. What's this?
    2. VM suddenly freezes since several days: a popup follows with: unable to access hard disk1. input/output error. Can't use the VM at all anymore. What's this? and yes: write/reading premissions are fine.
     
  2. desgael

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    Seems like a problem with Mac'a hard disk. Try the following:
    1. Run Finder -> Applications -> Utilities -> Disk utility
    2. First, verify the disk (Macintosh HD) and when it's done - repair disk permissions.
     
  3. Ephra

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    Ok, thanks for reply.
    will try that.
     
  4. Ephra

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    I did what tou suggested: no diference. Even called Applecare, they forwarded me to this forum. So back to where I started. Now what?
     
  5. Ephra

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    ...and I can't clone the VM -it's just 1,26 GB. Can I just copy it by right-mouse-click as a backup for now?
     
  6. desgael

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    Do you still experience input/output error after repairing the disk permissions?

    As for the cloning - the easiest way to back up the whole virtual machine is just to copy the <VM_name>.pvm file to some other place. You would be able to launch it even by double-clicking on it.

    For 3.0 version the file needed to copy is winxp.hdd, to use it, if needed, you need to create a new virtual machine using the custom mode and "use existing hard disk image" option, pointing the installer to the .hdd file needed.
     
  7. Ephra

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    yes, for one minute or so it seems ok and then the VM freezes completely and the popup appears input/output error unable to access hard disk1 and can only close with a hard shut down.
    ok, I will just copy the .pvm to some place else.
     
  8. Ephra

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    ...won't backup eather. Hangs at 1.75 GB -> 'finder cannot complete task, because some files of 'windows XP.pvm' cannot be read. Error 36' (in dutch)
    I'm really stuck here!
     
  9. Ephra

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    ...someone please?
     
  10. desgael

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    If the file itself can not be copied on Mac it still must be a Mac-related issue, so I would really suggest you to contact Apple's support.
    However, Error 36 could mean virtually anything, and if you are unable to get the support from them you can create a ticket in our support line so we would investigate the issue more closely.
     

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