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Problem converting VHD to VMDK - no conectix cookie

Postby mikechallis » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:03 pm

I've just downloaded Starwind v8.0, hoping to convert a .vhd file to a .vmdk file. The .vhd file was created using Microsoft's disk2vhd utility only a few days ago. But Starwind rejects the file with the following message:
Invalid file format (11)[2]
No "conectix" cookie present

Can anything be done about this?

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Re: Problem converting VHD to VMDK - no conectix cookie

Postby anton (staff) » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:36 pm

(moving to StarWind V2V Converter forum)
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Re: Problem converting VHD to VMDK - no conectix cookie

Postby Anatoly (staff) » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:30 pm

Can I ask you to share the vhd file that you`ve used somehow, so we could test it in our lab?
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Re: Problem converting VHD to VMDK - no conectix cookie

Postby mikechallis » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:42 pm

Thanks for your response. I'm afraid it's not possible for me to upload the file, as it is almost 1Gbyte in size, and my internet connection has an upload speed of 0.38MB/sec ... that's what it's like in rural Norfolk (UK)!

I can now add that another piece of software - Winimage - has successfully converted the file, and I can only emphasise that it was created just a few days ago using Microsoft's disk2vhd tool, so I can't see why there should be anything wrong with it.

I guess I could hack off the first few bytes and send those if that was any help, as I seem to recall reading somewhere that the mysterious "conectix" cookie is at the start of the file - but maybe that's not the case.

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Re: Problem converting VHD to VMDK - no conectix cookie

Postby Anatoly (staff) » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:11 am

That shoudl do the job, but hey, with that speed it should be uploaded for 1 hour (just clean calculation here), so why don`t you just try to leave it uploading for the night?
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Re: Problem converting VHD to VMDK - no conectix cookie

Postby ericbaranowski » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:30 am

I noticed this thread was still open and I'm having a similar issue. I'd be happy to let you download the machine to test in your lab if this is still unresolved, cause I would love to get it working. Here's a screenshot of my issue:

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Re: Problem converting VHD to VMDK - no conectix cookie

Postby anton (staff) » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:07 am

Pinged engineers with your case. Please stay tuned!
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Re: Problem converting VHD to VMDK - no conectix cookie

Postby alexander (staff) » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:09 am

I prepared test V2V version with detailed log which should help me to solve this issue.
Anyone who have same issue can PM me to obtain download link.
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