[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1002
  • Last Modified:

VM ware files are growing very fast

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.
0
Syd1
Asked:
Syd1
1 Solution
 
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
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:
http://virtrix.blogspot.com/2007/06/vmware-dreadful-sticky-snapshot.html

Mostly about the names of snapshots:
http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_vmware_snapshot.htm

This is about large snapshots:
http://www.vmwarez.com/2006/11/beware-long-snapshot.html

0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now