vmSphere image question
Posted on 2013-10-29
I have a serious issue with my vm currently, and I am trying to figure out how to approach solving it. It is my works env. yet I set it up... I had not used vmware in awhile, saw some great new features...but I have a vm that is eating up much disk due to deleted vm images...
I have the main disk 80gb for the OS and system files, then I added another virtual disk (thin) 140gb. This disk is now showing as being the culprit of space being used, and I have deleted any excess snapshots (i have 2 left)...so the next step for me is to get back some space by changing the second disk to independent mode (with permanent) this way it will not be included in the disk images.
first question , will this be applied to all previous images (as in take out the excess space for the second disk from all snapshots)?
second question, i read somewhere i might have to delete ALL snapshots to enable this, is this true? will I need to lose all vm snapshots to enable a feature like this, or do i just need to power off the image, then do the change then reboot?
Thanks in advance for all the help