ESXi Datastore error - no space

Ehab Salem
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On ESXI 6.5 a VM has the error:
There is no more space for virtual disk 'abcd-02.vmdk'. You might be able to continue this session by freeing disk space on the relevant volume, and clicking Retry. Click Cancel to terminate this session.

How do I solve this issue?
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Senior Infrastructure Analyst
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I'm going to go with "Free up some space"

I'm assuming your LUN is full, do a storage v-motion.

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No free space on other Datastore

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There are no snapshots as well..
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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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I don't entirely understand how you want us to fix this. Essentially this is just bad planning.

You could change your disks from Eager zero to thin provision, that could possibly recoup some space.

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I installed a new HD and started migrating storage.
AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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When you say you installed a new hard drive, care to explain a bit?

What type of host is this? I'm assuming it's a server, did you add two disks and then set it up in a RAID array or did you just throw in a new disk and left it as JBOD?

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Alex

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No, It is a workstation .
AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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It's not providing services to users is it?

Well, even if it isn't you have zero redundancy there. If you lose the disk you'll lose everything.

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Thanks Alex..
Pete LongTechnical Consultant

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>>I don't entirely understand how you want us to fix this. Essentially this is just bad planning.

Comment of the day :)

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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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I wasn't being mean, not intentionally anyway.

I'd said worse without realising it to be fair.

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