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45.00 B snapshot space in Storage Views (is it normal?)

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When I update the storage views tab in the Datastores view in vSphere Client connected to our ESX 4.1 servers, The snapshot space for most of the servers are 45.00 B, some are 44.00 B, and some are 0.00 B.

Is this normal?  I checked and there are no delta files or 000001 vmdk's in these machines. 

The ones that are 0.00 B are relatively new and haven't been incorporated into our backup plan yet (Acronis vmProtect 7).

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aravinds3107
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Probably those VM's should be having .VMSD files in the VM folder. This files will be used for storaing information about the snapshots.

Check this post http://communities.vmware.com/thread/221783

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aravinds3107
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Probably those VM's should be having .VMSD files in the VM folder. This files will be used for storaing information about the snapshots.

Check this post http://communities.vmware.com/thread/221783

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cypherx
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Ok that must be it.  There are vmsd files that are 45 bytes.  This doesn't hurt anything to leave it there, correct?

$ ls -lah
total 49G
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3.0K May 29 17:36 .
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2.0K May 26 13:13 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   37 Feb  9 10:18 ACTSERVER-0a2382f1.hlog
-rw------- 1 root root 2.0G Jan 13 15:17 ACTSERVER-0a2382f1.vswp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   13 Feb 24 17:07 ACTSERVER-aux.xml
-rw------- 1 root root 3.2M May 29 17:36 ACTSERVER-ctk.vmdk
-rw------- 1 root root  51G May 31 11:17 ACTSERVER-flat.vmdk
-rw------- 1 root root 8.5K May 15 05:02 ACTSERVER.nvram
-rw------- 1 root root  607 May 29 17:36 ACTSERVER.vmdk
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   45 May 29 17:36 ACTSERVER.vmsd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3.5K May 29 17:36 ACTSERVER.vmx
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.6K Apr 25 07:35 ACTSERVER.vmxf
-rwxrwxr-x 1 root root   84 May 31 11:16 .lck-3200000000000000
-rwxrwxr-x 1 root root   84 May 31 11:16 .lck-3a00000000000000
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 217K Jan 13 15:17 vmware-36.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 103K Jan 13 15:17 vmware-37.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 103K Jan 23 17:48 vmware-38.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 163K Jan 26 10:33 vmware-39.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 458K Feb  8 17:33 vmware-40.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 126K Feb  9 10:18 vmware-41.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.4M Mar 26 12:21 vmware.log
$ cat ACTSERVER.vmsd
.encoding = "UTF-8"
snapshot.lastUID = "162"


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rickardnobel
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cypherx wrote:

There are vmsd files that are 45 bytes.  This doesn't hurt anything to leave it there, correct?

This file is just a descriptor file, used to track the different snapshot files (delta vmdk and memory vmsn). You should leave it without problems.

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cypherx
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Thanks, I will not touch those files.

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