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VMware thin provisoning

Is it possible to reclaim the free space for VMware thin provisioning so that it will make the VMDK file smaller ?

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AXISHK
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gaurav2rawatCommented:
Yes you can for windows vms by using the sysinternals utility sdelete

or if its the linux vm then you'll have to move VD temporarily to another datastore, using SVmotion choosing thin option and minimal size

- Then move shrinked VD back to original datastore
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Can u give me more details of using SVmotion ? Any screen dump or steps on it ?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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