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Running out of Capacity in esxi 5.5 datastore when copying file to network drive

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            I have a linux rhel 6 running on esxi 5.5 server and total size of the datastore has around 2TB, and i created a linux vm with total size around 1.82TB, at first i had put around 700GB data into the linux network shared drive, and recently i deleted all the 700GB, and try to put another 500GB in to the linux network shared drive, but problem occurred, see below screenshot i have around 1.33TB free space, when i try to copy data into the Y drive, the Capacity from datastore is decreasing instead of the Y drive, what causes such problem ? and i,m using thick provision lazy zeroed when i install the linux vm, any idea how to fix such problem ?
             


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Does you VM have a snapshot attached to it ?

see my EE Article

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient
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after removed the snapshot, problem resolved, Thanks a lots for your help !

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No problems, keep monitoring for snapshotst!
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