Solved

How to delete vmdk files that stay during snapshot process cancellation on ESXi 5.0?

Posted on 2016-08-21
4
99 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-22
Hi,

My colleague has canceled a snapshot process and for some reason the VMDK file created du snapshot process are still there in each LUN (because servers has 3 disks).

Because it consumes space we need do delete it but how? In snapshot manager there is nothing but when we browse the datastore we can see it.
0
Comment
Question by:SAM2009
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Richardson Porto earned 250 total points
ID: 41764776
You can try just right-click virtual machine, click snapshot and then click Consolidate.

Another option, is just take a new snapshot and then delete the snapshot using the option "Delete All" on snapshot manager.

See the following VMware KB article for additional details: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2003638
2
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:jmcg
ID: 41764786
Since the Snapshot manager doesn't show them, they're not active. You should be able to delete them from Datastore Browser by right-clicking on the file in question and selecting "Delete from Disk".
1
 
LVL 120

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
ID: 41764867
1. Take a new snapshot.
2. Wait 1-2 minutes.
3. DELETE ALL.

WAIT and BE Patient!

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:SAM2009
ID: 41766299
Thanks
0

Featured Post

DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
Is your phone running out of space to hold pictures?  This article will show you quick tips on how to solve this problem.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This video shows you how to use a vSphere client to connect to your ESX host as the root user. Demonstrates the basic connection of bypassing certification set up. Demonstrates how to access the traditional view to begin managing your virtual mac…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question