WMWare eating up all my HD space
Posted on 2008-10-11
I'm using the VMware Server 1.x free version on Windows 2003 and I have 1 VM configured, I'm having HD space problems and I'D like to know what's going on.
I have a VM that has 2 drives configured to 100Gig (so total is at 200Gig), in my host folder I currently have 290+Gig taken up by all the files. My VM does not has any snapshot running.
I have the following info on my drives in my machine.vmx:
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "Webber-000003.vmdk"
ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.autodetect = "TRUE"
ide0:0.filename = "auto detect"
ide0:0.deviceType = "atapi-cdrom"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "buslogic"
scsi0:1.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:1.fileName = "Webber Backup HD-000003.vmdk"
scsi0:1.redo = ""
scsi0:1.mode = "independent-persistent"
And I have the following files in my VM Folder:
webber Backup HD-000001.vmdk (8Gig)
webber Backup HD-000002.vmdk (1Gig)
webber Backup HD-000003.vmdk (1.5Gig)
webber Backup HD.vmdk (105Gig)
I've tried moving all the files but the 2 that appear in my .vmx flie and I get the following error:
Faild to retrieve disk information for "c:\Virtual Machines\Webber\Webber-000003.vmdk". The parent of this disk could not be opened.
How do I go about unlinking the files or making them into one big 105Gig file again (1 for each drive) . Because as it is I'm running fast out of disk space.