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    Accidently deleted snapshot, anyway to recover? Still have the delta file.

    so first off im a esxi noob and dont well understand how snapshots and delta files work. i realize i made a noob mistake anyways I have a VM and I just realized I've been running the last 4 months as a snapshot. I decide I dont want it running as a snapshot so I select to delete the snapshot...
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    Bad SSD causing programs not to launch/system freezing?

    Hello I have a ASUS UX31LA-US51T laptop running windows 8.1. that was purchased refurbished. I just started using it a week ago. all was fine. then yesterday out of the blue I started getting app crashing errors. Some programs wouldn't start at all. at first it was just a few programs then it...
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    ASUS UX31LA Zenbook - Installing Win7 causes BSOD

    late reply, but no i havent tried linux. ive decided to just reinstall win 8.1 back on it
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    ASUS UX31LA Zenbook - Installing Win7 causes BSOD

    I recently purchased a Asus UX31LA Zenbook. It came preinstalled with Windows 8.1 a I tried installing windows 7 on it. initial installation went fine. I got up to the part where I select timezone, account and password. Then when restarting and booting up it BSODs right after loading windows...
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    Asus Q550LF laptop, nexus 7 for parts, 5prt TP Link switch, creative X-Fi Titanium

    Got a few items listed, most notably a ASUS Q550LF-BBI7T07 refurb laptop. i7 4500U 1.8GHz,8GB,1TB HD,15.6" Touch,GT 745M,Win8.1 http://www.ebay.com/itm/261563255037 Also got Nexus 7 8GB, Wi-Fi, 7" (ASUS-1B08) - BROKEN, for parts http://www.ebay.com/itm/261562720624 2 Java...
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    Best Ultrabook under $1000?

    Currently have a ASUS U36SD-RBK5, looking to replace it Budget is under $1000 Under 5lbs 13.3-15" screen 8GB RAM or less as long as it is upgradeable mechanical HDD is fine Good battery life
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    Error joining Win Server 2008's domain (possible DNS issue)

    no i dont own smithnet.com. I just intend it be used in my home network. is there a naming convention for non-public FQDN? like .local instead of .com??
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    Error joining Win Server 2008's domain (possible DNS issue)

    Just got Win Server 2008 running on my ESXi server, with the intentions of running it as a 24x7 DC for my home network. I followed this guide to setting up my domain...
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    splitting workstation vmdk into multiple files?

    well I managed to get the whole 650GB file copied to my esxi server via veeam so i guess my problem is solved for now...
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    splitting workstation vmdk into multiple files?

    i see. well my whole point of splitting the vmdk file is so I can more effectively move it to ESXi. I tried moving this large 650GB file via Veeam and one little hiccup in my network connection it all goes poop. having multiple smaller files and then moving them little by little so if my...
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    splitting workstation vmdk into multiple files?

    vmkfstools works with workstation?
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    splitting workstation vmdk into multiple files?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/Jerry03/vmware.jpg as you can see I ran the command: vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -r "D:\VDIs\Win2k8 Media Server-mediaFiles.vmdk" -t 1 "D:\VDIs\Win2k8mediaSvr-mediaFiles.vmdk" it completed but created: Win2k8mediaSvr-mediaFiles.vmdk - a few KB...
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    splitting workstation vmdk into multiple files?

    used the vmware-vdiskmanagement command to create the split disk, however it did the exact same thing as in it created: Win2k8-Media-Server-mediaFiles.vmdk - a few KB Win2k8-Media-Server-mediaFiles-s001.vmdk - 650GB im not sure why its doing this?
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    splitting workstation vmdk into multiple files?

    Hello I have a workstation 10 VM called Win2k8 Media Server. It has 3 vmdk files: Win2k8-Media-Server.vmdk -- 20GB, contains guest OS Win2k8-Media-Server-mediaFiles.vmdk -- 6kb Win2k8-Media-Server-mediaFiles-s001.vmdk -- 650GB when I created the "mediaFiles" vmdk i selected the option to...
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    Virtual gaming server

    i like the idea. I just got into virtualization but have been reading up on it alot im in the process of setting up a esxi whitebox server to run a VM for plex (to stream to my rokus) and to run to a thin client. virtualized gaming sounds like a great idea, though as someone else pointed out...
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    Cheap ESXi build that supports vSGA and/or vDGA

    Hello I am in an undergrad research program and in my professors lab we're testing different GPU virtualization setups. I need a cheap ESXi server build that I can do some concept tests on before I get a chance to do the real thing on a HPC later. I'll be running ESXi 5.1 on it and my...
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    Best prebuit NAS (minus HDDs)?

    just to update I picked up a Acer Easystore H340 from ebay, with the intentions of installing Nas4Free on it. Theres somework arounds to get NAS4Free to run on it, but I read up on it before pulling the trigger so Im confident I could get it running. Another question, would it be better...
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    Connection timeout while cloning vmdk file (ESXi)

    bump, could use some help
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    Connection timeout while cloning vmdk file (ESXi)

    i have no idea what happened but my HOME-MEDIA-SVR.vmdk file got deleted... However I have an earlier clone, named HMS.vmdk I have the following Files: HMS.vmdk (1kb) HMS-flat.vmdk (1.8tb) HOME-MEDIA-SVR.vmsd HOME-MEDIA-SVR.vmx HOME-MEDIA-SVR.vmxf HMS.vmdk # Disk DescriptorFile...
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    ESxi and NAS vs Esxi/NAS All in one?

    thanks for the reply Gea. given my lack of experience with ESXi, is it your opinion that my system has enough horsepower for a VM/NAS AIO? again my system specs: CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Mobo: ECS H61H2-I3 (v1.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Mini ITX...
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    ESxi and NAS vs Esxi/NAS All in one?

    good point atari i found a older Synology DS409+ on ebay. if I could get it for >$250 that would be good. i just hope its compatible with these 3TB drives.
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    ESxi and NAS vs Esxi/NAS All in one?

    I'm trying to decide if I should keep my ESXi server and NAS separate or "combine" them into an All in One Server (like described here) My current setup: ESXi Server: CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Mobo: ECS H61H2-I3 (v1.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Mini ITX...
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    What's your backup strategy?

    Currently: Methodology: File/Folder Backup Software: Windows Explorer lol Dropbox Medium: External Hard drives Dropbox (important school work mostly) Interval: Yearly for Ext HDDs Daily for Dropbox horrible i know. thats why I am in the process of creating a NAS for the sole purpose of...
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    Best prebuit NAS (minus HDDs)?

    Looking to finally create a centralized backup for all my household computers instead of having a bunch of external hard drives. I just purchased these 3TB HDDs cause it was on sale, got 4 of them for $400 for a total of 12TB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149396 Now...
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    Connection timeout while cloning vmdk file (ESXi)

    unfortunately no i deleted the original workstation vm :/ I could try copying back the vmdk file from my esxi server back onto my PC via WinSCP or Veeam.... alternatively, is there a way to fix this vmdk file on the esxi to get it working with esxi? or am i screwed?
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    Connection timeout while cloning vmdk file (ESXi)

    -rw------- 1 root root 1358389182464 Feb 4 09:51 HOME-MEDIA-SVR-s001 .vmdk -rw------- 1 root root 632 Feb 24 01:48 HOME-MEDIA-SVR.vmdk -rw------- 1 root root 1396 Feb 4 09:51 HOME-MEDIA-SVR.vmx
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    Connection timeout while cloning vmdk file (ESXi)

    yeah i forgot to mention its from vmware workstation. i copied to .vmdk from my workstation to esxi via the vsphere file upload tool. I didnt realize at the time that vmware workstation and esxi use two different .vmdk formats. im cloning it to "convert" it to a esxi compatible vmdk. i was...
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    Connection timeout while cloning vmdk file (ESXi)

    # Disk DescriptorFile version=1 encoding="windows-1252" CID=7ddc5da5 parentCID=ffffffff isNativeSnapshot="no" createType="twoGbMaxExtentSparse" # Extent description RW 3907033088 SPARSE "HOME-MEDIA-SVR-s001.vmdk" # The Disk Data Base #DDB ddb.adapterType = "lsilogic"...
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    Connection timeout while cloning vmdk file (ESXi)

    could that be causing the timeout? I'll post the cat of my vmdk disk when i get home
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    Connection timeout while cloning vmdk file (ESXi)

    im kind of confused. these two hard drives are just plain SATA drives. im a newbie at esxi, so bear with me
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    Connection timeout while cloning vmdk file (ESXi)

    i wasnt aware i was doing that....
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    Connection timeout while cloning vmdk file (ESXi)

    you mean if i dont clone it as thin provision? will do
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    Connection timeout while cloning vmdk file (ESXi)

    # vmkfstools -i HOME-MEDIA-SVR.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/segate\ 2tb/new.vmdk -d thin -v 1 DISKLIB-VMFS : "./HOME-MEDIA-SVR-s001.vmdk" : open successful (14) size = 1358389182464, hd = 80217. Type 8 DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened [0]: "HOME-MEDIA-SVR-s001.vmdk" (0xe) DISKLIB-LINK : Opened...
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    Good language to learn for non-CS student

    yeah i know, thats my problem, i try to be the jack of all trades but and end up being the master of none.....
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    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Mobo: ECS H61H2-I3 (v1.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard RAM: 16Gb (2x 8GB) Patriot DDR3 NIC: Intergrated Realtek 10/100/1000 Ethernet HDD 1: WD 320GB SATA *ESXi installed her HDD 2: TOSHIBA 2TB 7200RPM SATA...
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    Connection timeout while cloning vmdk file (ESXi)

    forgot about this thread, lol. i havent had time to try and clone my vmdk file again, but its on two different datastores that are attached locally. Basically my setup is like this: Datastore1 on SATA HDD1 Datastore2 on SATA HDD2 Win2008.vmdk resides on Datastore1 and im trying to clone...
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    Good language to learn for non-CS student

    Hello all, I'm a Computer Networking major (a la sys admin). as part of my coursework i took take a few 100 level introductory programming classes in python and java. I havent program outside of these classes, but I'd like to keep things fresh so im looking for a new language to learn just on my...
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