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      • 15. Re: Virtual Machine Disks consolidation is needed
        SteveMG Lurker

        Yes you can .. but once the removal operation is started you can't do any thing else

        • 16. Re: Virtual Machine Disks consolidation is needed
          Alaponuko Novice

          Hello:

          I have the similar problem but I can not consolidate because the datastore is out of Space.

          when I try to consolidate it shows me this error

          An error occurred while consolidating disks: msg.disklib.NOSPACE.

          I have cloned the VM to another DataStore that is has a little bit more space (just temporary) so I am going to test if this will work.

          I have few questions. the Original VM is up and runing propertly... but I have some questions.

          1º Can I move the original VM machine to another Datastore with more space an them consolidate? or this is very risky?

          2º can I still use the actual VM without consolidate untill I buy new Datastore and the move to new dataStore and consolidate? or maybe clone the VM to new datastore and them remove the old VM?

          3º If the cloned version works like the original VM machine, I supposed that I can move the clone version to production and remove the unconsolidated VM this original DataStore?

           

          Kind Regards,

          • 17. Re: Virtual Machine Disks consolidation is needed
            pratush1234 Novice

            Please find you Answers below:

             

            1º Can I move the original VM machine to another Datastore with more space an them consolidate? or this is very risky? YES you can, just do a svmotion.

            2º can I still use the actual VM without consolidate untill I buy new Datastore and the move to new dataStore and consolidate? or maybe clone the VM to new datastore and them remove the old VM?--- it is a risk to run the VM which needs consolidation, this is nothing but a snapshot disk which is using space from your DS and since your DS is not having space i would recomment to either clone or move it accross.

            3º If the cloned version works like the original VM machine, I supposed that I can move the clone version to production and remove the unconsolidated VM this original DataStore?--- I thin when you move a VM using svmotion to another DS having disk's to be consolidated after the move is complete there will be no disk consolidation required.

            • 18. Re: Virtual Machine Disks consolidation is needed
              stephencsumner Lurker

              Vary helpful, thanks.  Snapshot deleting failed following a VMware tools and Hardware update being applied on 5.5.3.  Used the Consolidate option, which put the -vmdk back to a normal vmdk, left the snapshot file behind so then did a fresh snapshot followed by a delete all snapshots and the file left behind was removed.

              • 19. Re: Virtual Machine Disks consolidation is needed
                GanesanG Lurker

                Thanks King_RobertKing_Robert , This is worked for me.

                • 20. Re: Virtual Machine Disks consolidation is needed
                  EricMiller_NY Lurker

                  This worked.  Simple, easy, effective!  Thanks!

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