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aux.xml file retained on datastore after VM Migration

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Hi there,

I successfully migrated a couple of VMs from the local host datastore to shared storage.
However after migration, i see there is a '-aux.xml' file that has remained on the local datastore for each VM that was migrated. I want to use the local datastore for Backup To Disk jobs.

A quick google search reveals that this file is used to track changes occurring during snapshot activities?
 I just need clarity on whether if i delete these files, there will be big issues? (VM failures/errors).
Or should i just manually move the file and add it to the VM folder at it's new location?

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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There should be no issues in removing the file.

We always move the file, and check after a few days, if there are any issues, before finally removing from the datastore.
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Thanks Andrew
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no problems
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