vmdk out of space esx 4.0

Hi guys,

We have an urgent issue, one of our VMs powered off and when we try to power it up it says it ran out of space on the vmdk. I cant go in and add more space to it. How do i fix this?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
This would seem you have a snapshot issue, when the datastore runs out of space, because the snapshot has grown beyond the space on the datastrore, the VM will shutdown.

in the mean time read my EE Article

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient

and I can work with you to cure this issue....
Cobra25Author Commented:
andrew, i had about 10GB of space left on my datastore.

I cleared 20gbs and the VM powered up

why would it shut down when i had 10gb left?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It will shutdown again, when the snapshot fills up the disk.

Did you read my EE Article, and check for snapshots attached to the VM ?

Power off the VM ASAP!

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