VMWare virtual disk i.e .vmdk consists of base .vmdk file containing header
and other .vmdk file containing the actual image.
I am writing an application to clone/copy an existing image.
In my application I create my own .vmdk header and then use CopyFile API to
copy the existing .vmdk image file to a new one.
After the above oeprations are completed, if I try to create a VM out of
the newly created image file, which fails.
But if, instead of usign CopyFIle API, I rightclick->copy/paste on old
image file to create a new image file, then VM can be created successfully
with new image file.
I have understanding that right click->copy/paste works at file system
level, just like the CopyFile API. Is my understanding correct here or
rightclick->copy/paste works at the volume block level while copying files
and directories. If thats the case, that can explain why I am facing this