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cannot delete files on a vSphere Datastore

Posted on 2014-12-18
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Hey folks,

it is driving me nuts, but I cannot delete some files on our vsphere Datastore. There is folder where we put in some iso-files to have a better and easier connection as a virtual cd-rom-drive.

However, now I can't delete some ISOs out of this. I'm really sure that they aren't assigned to a virtual machine or something else. I tried to delete them with VEEAM Backup and Replication 8.0. There is a "better" error-message than in vsphere-client...

Here is a screenshot from VEEAM error-message:
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Hope somebody can help me.

Kind regards and best wishes.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Are you sure this is not currently connected to any VM?

Is this an NFS datastore ?
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Run the following commands to see who is mounting ISOs:

Get-VM |
Get-CDDRive |
Where-Object {$_.IsoPath} |
Set-CDDrive -NoMedia -Confirm:$false -WhatIf
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by:maxworx
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You are both absolutely right! The ISOs were connected...

Sorry for bother you!

Kind regards and merry Christmas!
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