Parallels VM "Not enough free space"

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BiggAW, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    I moved my main Parallels Virtual Machine, XPSP3, from my SSD (boot) to my HDD (storage) because I couldn't seem to move it from in /library/Parallels VM to /Parallels VM, without copying it, and I didn't have enough free disk space to copy it.

    Now, it's stuck on my HDD, because every time I try to copy it back to the SSD, it says "Can't copy [filename] because there isn't enough free space". There is about 90GB free, and the VM is 40GB. What is wrong with Mac OS that it can't seem to move over the 40GB file?

    I'm hoping to get this resolved quickly, as I basically don't have access to my VM now (it will boot, but it's slow as molasses on a spinning disk).
     
  2. BiggAW thread starter macrumors 68020

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    After a few hours, it worked fine. Go figure. Must have been waiting for GC to run on the drive or the FS to do some maintenance or something. Go figure.
     

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