vmdk to qcow2 file convertion

asked 2016-11-10 01:24:02 -0600

zmn gravatar image

Hi Expert,

I used below command to covert file format from .vmdk to .qcow2 using ubuntu.

$ qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O qcow2 image.vmdk image.qcow2

I'm able to convert but file the converted qcow2 file size is double of my vmdk file. For example my vmdk is 10GB, after converted to qcow2 format the file size become 20GB. Is there any way to reduce the file size ? Looking forward your guys help!

Thanks you.

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answered 2016-11-11 01:56:23 -0600

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use command qemu-img convert -c

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