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I was getting a message of space warning on one of my data store in Vsphere 5.5.I migrate the vm to another data store and deleted the file from browsing the data store.But still i did not get the free space.
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Sometimes, free space is not freed up immediately, and on some SANs needs to be reclaimed.

Can you upload a screenshot, and check via the console or remotely via ssh?

Has the storage now appeard, or Alarm reset?
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now still there is no space free.
One starnge thing that still in the data store there is file named "abc" but i have deleted this vm.should i remove this from the data store  folder  also.because when i click on this folder it shows no files as i have deleted this vm.
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can you upload screenshots of the datastore, vm folder.
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by:kastro Abbasi
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i have multiple folders in Data store when i browse.Is there any way that can i know that this folder belongs to which virtual machine
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Edit the VM Settings, and inspect the disk
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Thanx for help

Please can you tell me how can i move the template from one data store to another data store .
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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see my EE Article, Step by Step Tutorial Instructions with Screenshots

HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

using the datastore browser can do this?
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