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orphaned delta disk

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I looked at the vm directory via ssh and noticed therea re some 0001-delta.vmdk, 0001.vmdk  and 0001-ctk.vmdk . This vm has not got snapshot. I believe these are orphaned disk. How do I safely remove them ?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Yes it is safe but I would recommend you MOVE eg cut and paste at first rather than delete just in case you need them and VM does not start up.
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Try removing all snapshots
Then consolidating
Then moving to different storage

One of these steps will clean runaway snapshot files (fastest first)
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by:sara2000
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"Try removing all snapshots"
There is no snapshot left.
Then consolidating
Take the snapshot and consolidate ?


Then moving to different storage
Moving storage alone will leave orphaned delta-disk in sorce folder?
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by:gheist
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Take snapshot
"delete all snapshots" - not delete single snapshot
CHECK
Consolidate snapshots
CHECK
Move to other storage - no it will just delete surplus files along with origin directory
CHECK
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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see my EE Article, and check if your VM is on a snapshot disk.

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient

If not using snapshot disk, feel free to delete (or safer move, and then delete later!)
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by:sara2000
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Thank you all, I did follow your advice,
I did this in addition your advices.
Took the snapshot, delete, consolidate.
then
looked for the orphaned delta disk.
Checked whether it is being locked.
then moved the delta disk to a test folder and left it for few hrs.
then deleted.
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