#116 7za fails to compress xx-flat vmdk for powered on VM slots

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2011-06-24
2011-06-24
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Hi,

I am using 7za to prepare backup for a VM directory hosted on VMWare ESXi hypervisor. In order to freeze the xx-flat.vmdk, I created a snapshot, this should technically allow reads on this file. But when we try to prepare archive with compression selected as "-mx=1", it fails with error E_FAIL.

Whereas, if the same experiment is repeated with "-mx=0", it succeeds.

Please provide your comments on this.

Thanks!
Ata

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