shrinking vmware store
Posted on 2012-04-07
I use various vmware clients on a server (nas) (qnap)
while creating a sbs2008 server on the nas I never realized or thought about placing the data files on a separate volume on the nas. now they are on the vmware engine included.
Result is that its hard to backup the full vmware client due to its added size by the data files
Question is , if i copy datafiles to a other volume on the nas and delete the datafiles on the vmware, will the size of the store shrink equal to deleted files?
Or nothing to gain in size , so just reinstalll server again from scratch (day work allmost)