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I have a single VM with only one hard drive.  It does not have any snapshots.  When I look at the summary, it shows it is attached to two different datastores.  If I browse the datastores, one does have a folder for the VM the other does not have any folder for the VM.  Why is it showing an association with 2 datastores, when there is only one?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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To show two datastores the VM, must be using two datastores for files.

1. either the virtual machine disk and configuration information on different datastores.
2. swap file on a different datastore.
3. snapshot on a different datastore.
4. CDROM ISO or Floppy Iimage on different datastores.
5. BUG (I've have seen a VM with two datastores for no reason!)
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by:sfletcher1959
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Brilliant!  It was the CDROM ISO pointing to a different Datastore!!!
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