I have a ~90GB image that includes several SDK and IDE programs for one of our Computer/IT teaching departments. I'm assuming after compression it's probably in the range of a 70-80GB WIM.

When I attempt to capture the image (from Oracle VirtualBox) it creates a file list and creates the WIM image but then when it starts to upload the file to the server it fails. It says "Image capture failed" and after clicking OK another box comes up complaining that the HTA file on the page has scripts that are not responding. Because of this I do not get a log file.

Does anyone have any idea what's going on or why I might be seeing these errors? Is there a K2000 limit on image file size? Our server has around ~125GB free on its disk and this image was not meant to stay on the KACE appliance for long - I was going to upload it, image the lab, and delete it while keeping the image on my own disk whenever we needed to re-image.

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  • Does your VM have enough free space to create the WIM? If your image is 90GB, then you'd need at least 180GB hard drive space, that's just the way it works.
    • @nheyne Yes - it's got 500GB allocated. Someone mentioned that dynamic sized hard drives on VirtualBox might cause problems, so I'm trying fixed size. Any merit?
      • Yeah that is probably messing with it, I'm not super familiar with VirtualBox but that sounds like the culprit.
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I agree with nheyne's comment on the problem.  The fixed may make the difference on your vm

If you are worried about disk space  for your images look at these blogs, my academic images are built with every program a classroom would need already installed and configured.  My images range from 28 gig up to 90 gig for the autodesk/adobe classrooms


Answered 02/23/2016 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • You're right - I upped the actual disk space on my host machine and that gave the VM enough to play with to create the image. Thanks!
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