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== Image types ==
 
== Image types ==
 
There are multiple types of VMWare Virtual Disk Format (VMDK) data files:
 
There are multiple types of VMWare Virtual Disk Format (VMDK) data files:
* 2GbMaxExtentFlat (twoGbMaxExtentFlat); descriptor file (name.vmdk) with [[Raw Image Format|RAW data]] extent files (name-f###.vmdk)
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* 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)
 
* 2GbMaxExtentSparse (twoGbMaxExtentSparse); descriptor file (name.vmdk) with VMDK sparse data extent files (name-s###.vmdk)
  

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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 split RAW image.
  • 2GbMaxExtentSparse (twoGbMaxExtentSparse); descriptor file (name.vmdk) with VMDK sparse data extent files (name-s###.vmdk)

Descriptor file

Extent file types

There are multiple types extent files:

  • RAW data file
  • VMDK sparse data file
  • COWD sparse data file

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