VixDiskLib_Read() reported the error: You have requested access to an area of the virtual disk that is out of bounds

Problem

The error “VixDiskLib_Read() reported the error: You have requested access to an area of the virtual disk that is out of bounds” is intermittently reported during VMware backups.

 

Error Message

V-79-57344-38264 - Unable to copy the virtual machine disk using the VMware VixDiskLib.

VixDiskLib_Read() reported the error: You have requested access to an area of the virtual disk that is out of bounds.

 

Cause

This was caused by an incorrect partition allocation.  The partition size in a disk was larger than the disk size.

 

Solution

To recover incorrect partition allocation, create new partition in new disk then copy data to the new partition.

 

 

 

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