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I created a new VM few months ago and provisioned with  a 200GB thick disk. but the vmdk file in the datastore shows 209GB rather than 200GB. I am not sure why the vmdk file is growing. I uses Vsphere 5.5. Any idea?
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that is correct.  It includes the swap file space that you are using for memory.  Most likely you provided the VM with 8GB of RAM and that created an 8GB swap file.  There is also a 5% overhead for VMDK creation so it rounds out to 209GB.
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upload a screenshot of your folder with the files.

I do no think I be worried about 9GB!
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attaching the file. The 209GB file is for the 200GB drive show up in my server. 62GB is the 60GB drive. Not sure why these grow bigger.
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these are fine they are not growing.

create a new disk and you'll see.
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The size is 209715200KB. So if you divide it twice by 1024 to get size in GB you will have perfect 200GB
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