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== Image types ==
 
There are multiple types of VMWare Virtual Disk Format (VMDK) data files:
 
* 2GbMaxExtentFlat (twoGbMaxExtentFlat); descriptor file (name.vmdk) with RAW data extent files (name-f###.vmdk). This image type is basically a [[Raw Image Format|split RAW image]].
 
* 2GbMaxExtentSparse (twoGbMaxExtentSparse); descriptor file (name.vmdk) with VMDK sparse data extent files (name-s###.vmdk)
 
 
== Descriptor file ==
 
The descriptor file defines how and where the data of the VMDK image is stored. The data is stored in extent data files.
 
 
== Extent file types ==
 
There are multiple types extent files:
 
* RAW data file
 
* VMDK sparse data file
 
* COWD sparse data file
 
 
== External Links ==
 
* [http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vddk/vmdk_50_technote.pdf?src=vmdk Virtual Disk Format 5.0], by [[VMWare]]
 
 
[[Category:File Formats]]
 

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