Thick to Think Disk VMWare ESXi 4.1
Posted on 2011-03-11
1. How do I convert a Thick to Think Disk in VMWare ESXi
This Command is for ESX "vmkfstools –i <srcDisk> -d thin <dstDisk>" im looking for ESXi. I know i can use gparted but there should be a way with VMware to do the conversion.
2. If you have an 100GB Thin Provisioned Disk with 20GB of data on it, the actual usage on the Physical Storage Device would be 20GB. If you then add an extra 40GB file to the disk it expands out to 60GB. If that 40GB file is then removed the disk will not shrink back to 20GB it will stay at 60GB.
How do we shrink the disk down to the origjnaL 20GB after the 40 GB file has been removed?