troubleshooting Question

Multiple Large VMDK Files - Need Cleanup

Avatar of tholdren
tholdrenFlag for United States of America asked on
VMware
1 Comment1 Solution2132 ViewsLast Modified:
I have our email server on a VM and the datastore it resides on only has 20GB free space out of 500GB total.  There are multiple VMDK files but when I go to edit the settings in vSphere for this particular VM, only two of them are listed as the actual VMDKs that are currently running:

Hard Disk 1 (C drive for Windows Server 2008) - [Datastore1] ODC-MAIL1-000001.vmdk
Hard Disk 2 (D drive for Exchange 2010 databases) - [Datastore1] ODC-MAIL1_1-000001.vmdk

Are the other two large vmdk files needed?  My actual C: drive only takes up 21.5GB and our D drive with Exchange databases on it takes up 77.5GB

I've attached three screenshots.  Please advise.  Thank you.
vmdatastore.jpg
harddisk1.jpg
harddisk2.jpg
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 1 Comment.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 1 Comment.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros