Regaining space on my San

I'm running a few Hypervisors with VMware 5.1 on them.  I have a VM running Windows Server 2008 that recently temporarily uses 250GB of space but has since been removed.  Is there anyway to regain this space on my san?  I'm still new to vmware
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
try the vmkstools -y
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What SAN are you using?

You can run the reclaim features on a VMFS LUN.

see here

Using vmkfstools to reclaim VMFS deleted blocks on thin-provisioned LUNs
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bsjj2727Author Commented:
Running a Fujitsu Eternus
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bsjj2727Author Commented:
from the san or the hypervisors and also does it need to be run from both and can I break anything doing this?  I'm still new to vmware
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You need to login to the ESXi host console.

It only relaims space, you will need to follow the article.
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