Can this delta.vmdk grow more than flat.vmdk?
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That's unusual because the snapshot cannot normally be larger than it's parent, that's the theory.
It depends by how much 100GBs, or just a few because the metadata could take it over.
There have been occasions when we've seen this, and there have been issues with the snapshot, the same is true for the number of max snapshots = 32
but we've seen many more snapshots in use than this... and then machines have failed!