Reducing the size on a provisioned VMWare VM harddrive
Posted on 2012-03-21
I have a Windows Server 2003 VMware vm. It was a data server for us that had 3 hard drives.
Drive c: - 100GB Thick provisioned (used 45GB)
Drive F: - 200GB Thick provisioned (used 125GB)
Drive G: - 100GB Thin provisioned (used 42GB)
I need to move this vm to another datastore temporarily so that I can unrack the current MSA and install the new MSA. The datastore that I want to move it to only has 268GB of space. The total used space of all three drives is only 212GB, but the provisioned space shows a total of 400GB. When I tried to migrate, it says insufficient space. How can I reduce the size of the provisioned space so that it will more closely match the used space so I can complete the migration.
This is only a temporary storage location until the new SAN is completed.