Vmware virtual disk and data store disk size
Posted on 2015-01-15
I have Vmware ver 4.1 with data store partionned into 2 with 2 terra bytes in each part.
The issues i am running out of space in 1st datastore so i want to move some big files to 2nd data store.
1st data store contains the virtual disk of file server datas ( excel, power point, word, pdf.. ). No file server logical partion. File server logical partition is located in different data store.
my question is :
=> If i move manually vmdk file ( which is actually extended disk (F:) in file server ) from datastore1 to datastore2, will me there any impacts ? i m not using vmotion.
=> Or, if i delete the extended disk of 250GB ( F:) of windows filerserver VM . Can i recover 250 gb in datastore1 ? i am not sure whether this can be done.
so VMDK file corresponds to virtual extended disk will get automatically deleted as well ? or we should deleted it manually by browsing to datastore location ? this will any have any impact such as data lost, vm's fail over ?
My point is to recover the disk space on datastore.
( PS. extended disk is used as share with folders and files set with permissions. before deleting virutal disk, i will move the datas to another virtual disk )