View the free space on the local store

Posted on 2009-05-01
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
My local store says that there is only 4 gb of disk space left out of almost a TB of storage. I have 3 vm's totaling about 400GB altogether, how do I find out where all the storage has gone?
Question by:pwtadm
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From the VIClient open the store (double click) from the summary tab.

Are snapshots being used?

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I had deleted some snapshots the other day. When I open teh data store browser and search for snapshots, only one appears it's about 18mb in size.

Author Comment

ID: 24279936
Using fast scp i see some delta files that are significan tin size

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Nowe you can see that you have guests in snapshot. Can you delete the snapshots?
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vmwarun - Arun earned 1500 total points
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Another alternative way to check for Snapshots is to navigate to the Local Storage Area and check for *.vmsn and *.vmsd files.

Please note the deleting snapshots randomly can corrupt VMs resulting in loss of data.

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