I'm not sure if this may be more of a vmware issue, but I figured I'd start here.
Basically I have a 56gig vmdk file, that refuses to move. The vm is not broken at all and works fine. I've moved several vm's off my laptop drive onto this new usb drive.
I'm working with an alienware m11x r3 with a 750gb 7200rpm drive & a usb 3.0 wd my passport external drive that IS using drive compression. (blue text for file/folder names)
I've tried to move this file via explorer and tera copy. both fail.
in the explorer scenario, I've burnt at least the weekend attempting to get this file off my drive. in a few cases it gets down to just a smidgen of space in the transfer progress bar with a 'theoretical hour remaining', but that was 10 hours ago.
when I'd look in resource manager,it starts off in a normal read from c drive and write to d drive action. but at the end, it is just writing, and its moving at like 700kb a sec. Ive been in those, 'just wait it out' processes but I need to use both the laptop and the vm for the work week now lol.
In the teracopy scenario, it does fail with an error, that I cant recall at the moment, but I tried searching the error a day ago to no avail toward my issue.
If you-all need more info from me to try and assist in my issue, let me know, I will provide, as this is very irritating that there is something preventing me from moving this file off the drive and I cant! I got it on there and now it wont leave lol.
My only guess, is due to the drive compression, I really don't have 56gb left to spare? tho the free space on the drive is 232gb available? http://s3.amazonaws.com/DevLano/Capture.JPG