When I try to defragment a disk in vmware server 1.0,  I cannot.

Posted on 2009-02-20
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
The defragment button is greyed out.
Question by:itbabe
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    Check if this applies to your case
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    What type of disk are you using (flat, pre-allocated, etc.)? Do you have any snapshots? Is the VM running when you try to defrag?

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    not pre-allocated, so I could make my disks larger afterwards.

    Does it help to defragment the physical machine ?
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    Yes it helps.

    For best disk performance, you can take the following three actions, in the order listed:

    1. Run a disk defragmentation utility inside the virtual machine.

    2. Power off the virtual machine, then defragment its virtual disks from the virtual machine settings editor (VM > Settings). Select the virtual disk you want to defragment, then click Defragment.

    Note: This capability works only with virtual disks, not with raw or plain disks (plain disks are a feature of older VMware products).

    3. Run a disk defragmentation utility on the host computer

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