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michelh
01-30-2011, 07:31 AM
Dave

I am using SD to back up the drive on a iMac to a sparse image on a NAS drive. But it stalls always at the same point and that is the virtual engine which runs Windows. I dont have the same problem using SD to backup the drive to another Firewire connected drive - I have tested using restore.

You might be able to advise where the problem might be - is it the virtual engine itself, the iMac drive, the sparse image, or SD having issues copying a virtual engine to a NAS drive? Should I delete the sparse image and start again?

Here is the relevant part of the log:
| 06:48:26 PM | Info | Error removing item: /Volumes/Macintosh backup NAS/Users/michelhedley/Documents/Virtual Machines.localized/Windows 7 x64 2.vmwarevm/Windows 7 x64 2-s010.vmdk of type: 100000, Input/output error
| 06:48:26 PM | Error | SDCopy: Error deleting /Volumes/Macintosh backup NAS/Users/michelhedley/Documents/Virtual Machines.localized/Windows 7 x64 2.vmwarevm/Windows 7 x64 2-s010.vmdk\n: Input/output error

dnanian
01-30-2011, 09:35 AM
Looks to me like the VM was running when you backed it up, and it copied with intermediate/temporary attributes. Try removing that file from the image (use Terminal if you know how) and emptying your trash, and please ensure you're NOT running VMWare when backing up...