How to shrink a VMware ESXi server virtual disk
Posted on 2011-02-15
I have a server running free vSphere 4 (ESXi4).
I have allocated 200GB to the server C: on thin provision. Windows 2008 server shows C: as using only 28GB, Windows Disk Manager shows a 200GB disk but I am not able to shrink the windows volume below 100GB.
In VSphere client, I see the vmdk file file as about 28GB, but when I download, it becomes 200GB on my PC.
How do I shrink the server volume to 30GB? and reduce the vmdk file to the same size? (30GB)