The called function cannot be performed on partial chains on VMWare Workstation

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Hello all,

I was attempting to expand my virtual disk when I suddenly got the error message:

THe called function cannot be perform on partial chain

VMware Workstation

The called function cannot be performed on partial chains. Open the parent virtual disk

OK

However, there seems to be no snapshots:

encoding = "windows-1252"

The .vmsd file reads:

encoding = "windows-1252"
snapshot.lastUID = "5"
snapshot.needConsolidate = "TRUE"
snapshot.mru0.uid = "3"
snapshot.mru1.uid = "2"

This is the con directory content:

snapshot.mru1.uid = "2"

So could somebody here explain this error to me and how to avoid it?

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #193102

The called function cannot be performed on partial chains on VMWare Workstation

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Hi Hall Allen,

I have searched Google and Internet for possible solution with your concern but it was very rare situation.

I have seen a forum that discuss about this error and attached the link of that forum.

Hope it would help you a lot.

Thanks.

Answered By 0 points N/A #193103

The called function cannot be performed on partial chains on VMWare Workstation

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First, you need to clone the VMware disk (you will need about 1.5 times available space of the disk size for this),

Run the VMWare Disk Manager with the following parameters:

"C:Program Files (x86)VMwareVMware Workstationvmware-vdiskmanager.exe" -r virtual-machine-disk-source -t 0 virtual-machine-disk-destination 

Then, expand the resulting disk:

C:Program Files (x86)VMwareVMware Workstationvmware-vdiskmanager.exe" -x [new-size] [cloned-disk-file-name]  

Then add the new disk via VMWare workstation and disconnect the old one.

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