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Reformatting a VMFS datastore

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I used the wrong block size when I brought in a new datastore. Can I migrate the vm files off that datastore and reformat with no issues? Please give me the play by play.
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BusbarSolutions Architect
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yes that will work, just make sure that you moved everything from that store
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Are you using ESXi 5.0? There is no need to reformat the VMFS datastore.

Yes, you can migrate the VMs off the Datastore, select the VM, and Select Migrate, follow the wizard and select the new datastore.

Then select Properties of the datastore (right click), and Click Delete.

Then Click Add to Add and Format the Datastore with correct Block Size.

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We are still on esxi 4.1 - hopefully moving to esxi 5 soon.

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