delete VMDK still in datastore after removing from VM through settings
Posted on 2014-03-11
I have a VM with two VMDKs. One is the C drive about 80 GB. The other is simply a doc store, about 700 GB. I needed more space for the doc store so I added a disk through the VMs settings (different datastore altogether), then copied the current disk's docs to the newly added disk. I then went to VM settings and removed the original doc store disk from the VM (did not delete, just removed from VM). So, I still see it in the datastore.
Is it safe to just delete the VMDK associated with the disk I removed from the VM now that I am satisfied that the new disk is working properly?