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Posts Tagged ‘VMware Fusion’

“There is not enough space on the file system for the selected operation” in VMware Fusion or Workstation

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/19

Both VMware Fusion and Workstation can give you the error “There is not enough space on the file system for the selected operation” if you expand the virtual disk of a virtual machine.

It occurs when there is less free disk space available on the host disk containing the virtual disk than the newly requested space of the virtual disk. In short: you must have enough room to store the original virtual disk plus the expanded virtual disk. This holds for VMware Player too.

This is a real problem if your main system has SSD only (like a Retina MacBook Pro) where there is an even bigger fight for disk space than HDD based hosts.

It is one of the reasons not only my main system has an SSD drive, but also an external USB3 SSD drive to temporarily make more room available.

–jeroen

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VMware Workstation 10, VMware Player 6 Regular/Plus, VMware Fusion 6 Regular/Pro: what to choose? (via: VMware Workstation 10 released Sept. 4 2013, but you might be fine with the free VMware Player 6 Plus | TinkerTry IT @ home)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/27

There is an interesting post by TinkerTry IT @ home | VMware Workstation 10 released Sept. 4 2013, but you might be fine with the free VMware Player 6 Plus that helped me making up my decision what to buy.

Basically you have these products on the non-server side of things:

(Note: you can find many downloads through Google search for site:www.vmware.com/go)

I bought these:

  • VMware Fusion 6
  • VMware Workstation 10

My reasoning: Read the rest of this entry »

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Solution for “This virtual machine’s policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware [Fusion|Workstation].”

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/13

If you ever get the error message

This virtual machine’s policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware Fusion.

or

This virtual machine’s policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware Workstation.

Then the solution is really simple: Read the rest of this entry »

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