9 Replies Latest reply on Dec 23, 2018 11:52 AM by continuum

    Datastore Not Freeing Up Space After Deleting VM

    ThePieMonster Novice

      I have a VMFS 6 datastore on ESXi 6.5 that is 9.1 TB in size. I had a large VMDK that I was using to store files that was about 9.0 TB and I transferred the files elsewhere and then removed that VM. When browsing the file directory of the datastore it shows two other VMs that I still have in there that are about 35 GB each in size which is good, but the datastore overall says there is only about 30 GB free when it should say there is about 8 TB free.


      Is there a manual process that needs to be run that will tell the datastore that files were deleted and there is free space now?