VM ware files are growing very fast

Posted on 2007-09-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
My VM ware is constantly growing... I do use several snap shots and then later delete them. However when I go into th folder i see several vmdk files - huge sizes. Do I need to go inside that folder and delete files manually as well ? These base machines are ulinked clones from a master copy on which I create snapshots. Currently my hard drive of 120 GB is almost full.
Question by:Syd1
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    VMS/Open VMS is the operating system that runs on VAX/Alpha/Itanium.
    It has nothing anything todo with VMware at all.

    That said. You can create volumes in your Virtual machine that are bigger that the actual storage
    on your host system. If those volumes (implemented in several .vmdk files per volume) grow to their limits so does the actual storage needed externally.  And there are the snapshot files that record changes over time since the snapshot was start.

    This article might answer the question at hand:

    Mostly about the names of snapshots:

    This is about large snapshots:


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