[Solved] A differencing image of snapshot could not be found

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Re: ERROR: A differencing image of snapshot could not be fou

Postby Karen » 29. Sep 2014, 19:55

I won't be using that snapshot during this, right? So I'm going to cut/paste it off C drive for now (for more space)
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Re: ERROR: A differencing image of snapshot could not be fou

Postby Karen » 29. Sep 2014, 20:05

Moving a bunch of files off my C drive .....19 minutes remaining for copy to be completed...

then I will run the CLONE VDI on the original vmdk base file (VM hard drive)....

(I hope this works....)
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Re: ERROR: A differencing image of snapshot could not be fou

Postby Karen » 29. Sep 2014, 21:55

Okay I have my new cloned .vdi disk image file now.....
How do I bring it in.......
What steps do I do now?
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Re: ERROR: A differencing image of snapshot could not be fou

Postby mpack » 29. Sep 2014, 23:33

I gave you instructions in an earlier message on what to do next.
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Re: ERROR: A differencing image of snapshot could not be fou

Postby Karen » 29. Sep 2014, 23:42

DO I have to 'remove' the previous guest machine that's listed (and broken) there now? Then create the new one?
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Re: ERROR: A differencing image of snapshot could not be fou

Postby mpack » 30. Sep 2014, 00:58

I really believe I covered that already, in fact I gave you step by step instructions including that point. Read and follow the previous 3-step instructions carefully, you'll be fine. What's the worst that could happen? It's not like you only get one chance.
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Re: ERROR: A differencing image of snapshot could not be fou

Postby Karen » 30. Sep 2014, 04:29

Thank you mpack!!!

I'm UP and running (whew)....all day nightmare.

Thank you for your patience. :)

I will go thru now and delete the bad drive file (to free up space), and make some copies of logs, xml files, etc. that are working properly now.

Have a nice evening,
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Re: ERROR: A differencing image of snapshot could not be fou

Postby mpack » 30. Sep 2014, 12:36

Good. Thanks for reporting back.

If this VM is important, as I assume it is, then I suggest that you start making regular backups. I myself have several levels of backups: I make quick "just before I do something risky" backups to a second local drive in the same PC. Long term backups I do to an NTFS formatted USB flash drive. Of course, as mentioned, you have to remember to eject the drive before unplugging it - in fact I eject the drive as a matter of course when the drive integrity is very important.

Oh - and try to avoid snapshots in future. I really hate that the feature even exists. Never make the mistake of confusing snapshots with backups, in fact they're a kind of anti-backup, in that they actually increase the risk of data loss.
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Re: [Solved] A differencing image of snapshot could not be f

Postby Karen » 30. Sep 2014, 14:09

Yes that's what I did first thing this morning....backups! backups! backups!

(NO MORE SNAPSHOTTING EITHER) :)

Thanks again,

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Re: [Solved] A differencing image of snapshot could not be found

Postby Nick is not my name » 1. Mar 2021, 18:32

Hi,
I realize we're in the year 2021 and this post is dated 7yrs. ago, but maybe you could save me some time if you come back to this post? If I start a new machine I will be able to correct? And how do I avoid this from happening again? It sounds like taking a snapshot is what made it happen? I am on Mac OS High Sierra (Host) and Win.10 (Guest).

Thanks,
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Re: [Solved] A differencing image of snapshot could not be found

Postby mpack » 1. Mar 2021, 18:41

Sorry, but this is the "Windows Hosts" forum, not "Mac Hosts". Your discussion would be off topic even if it wasn't also posting into a 7 year old "solved" discussion.

I suggest that you start your own topic and describe your problem properly. I'm going to lock this topic.
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