reclaiming hardisk space (thin type) in vmware esx server 4.1
Posted on 2011-10-26
we have one vm having two disks, c: drive and d: drive. c: drive for OS.
D: drive for data, both disks are thin type. d: drive 800 GB. filled with almost 650 GB data.
so we moved some files (around 300 GB) to another storage area.(storage2) But this vm located in storage1. Now after moving these files also storage1 space not increased. I shutdown the machine and restarted the VM. eventhough it was not freed up space in storage1. How to reclam the diskspace in storage1. I checked vm d: drive vmdk file still it is showing 650 GB.