I'm in the midst of downloading a couple VM's purely by using the "Download" Command while browsing the DataStore of the VM. I simply opened up each VM in the Datastore, selected all files, and chose to Download them to a Windows Share. I needed to do this to increase the space of the primary data store. I planned to set up the new DataStore then copying these VM Files right back over.
I noticed that the .vmdk's have now duplicated with one being a small 1k file and the other being the size of the disk but it attached -flat to the end. So I have Disk.vmdk and Disk-flat.vmdk.
Am I going to be able to simply add these VM's back to inventory and power them back up? What about this -flat file?
I'm looking for some advice, and hopefully by morning as that is when I plan to power these back on!