Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, ESXi remaining datastore size incorrect in Technical; I've somehow managed to lose 100GB of my datastore on ESXi 4!
The reported size is 227GB (size of the ...
16th April 2010, 10:55 AM #1
ESXi remaining datastore size incorrect
I've somehow managed to lose 100GB of my datastore on ESXi 4!
The reported size is 227GB (size of the physical disk) and I currently have 2 virtual servers on it - 1 is a development server with 20GB hard drive space, the other an operational server with 100GB hard drive space - total 120GB. Yet ESXi says 220GB is in use.
Any ideas where the other 100GB has gone and how to get it back?
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16th April 2010, 11:19 AM #2
Have you been staking snapshots of both the servers? Snapshots use up extra space.
16th April 2010, 01:22 PM #3
No, I haven't taken any snapshots.
16th April 2010, 02:44 PM #4
Couple of probably stupid suggestions - have you refreshed storage usage, and have you had a look using the datastore browser to see what's actually in there?
Thanks to Duke from:
36Degrees (16th April 2010)
16th April 2010, 03:33 PM #5
Not a stupid question at all - I wasn't aware I could do that (new to VMWare)! Discovered 2 100GB files - server.vmdk modified today (correct) and server_1.vmdk modified 2 few days ago when I was trying to add a new disk. Obviously I did something wrong at the time!
I've now deleted server_1.vmdk, available storage has increased by 100GB and I haven't broken anything. Thanks.
16th April 2010, 03:35 PM #6
No worries! You learn something new every day.
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