fajarpri
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Multiple vmdk but no Snapshot?

Hi all,

Why there are multiple xxxx-flat.vmdk but the VM has no snapshots visible in snapshot manager? In the VM setting, it says that the HDD is "New Virtual Machine_4-flat.vmdk". Is it safe to delete the other flat.vmdk files? Thanks.

-rw-rr 1 root root 1 Jul 29 04:10 New Virtual Machine-f487edd5.hlog

-rw------- 1 root root 8589934592 Jul 29 03:57 New Virtual Machine-flat.vmdk

-rw------- 1 root root 8684 Aug 17 09:34 New Virtual Machine.nvram

-rw------- 1 root root 458 Jul 29 03:57 New Virtual Machine.vmdk

-rw------- 1 root root 0 Jul 28 05:54 New Virtual Machine.vmsd

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3060 Sep 14 06:38 New Virtual Machine.vmx

-rw------- 1 root root 274 Sep 14 06:38 New Virtual Machine.vmxf

-rw------- 1 root root 8589934592 Jul 29 04:12 New Virtual Machine_1-flat.vmdk

-rw------- 1 root root 486 Jul 29 04:12 New Virtual Machine_1.vmdk

-rw------- 1 root root 8589934592 Jul 30 01:57 New Virtual Machine_2-flat.vmdk

-rw------- 1 root root 486 Jul 30 01:57 New Virtual Machine_2.vmdk

-rw------- 1 root root 8589934592 Aug 2 04:54 New Virtual Machine_3-flat.vmdk

-rw------- 1 root root 486 Aug 2 04:54 New Virtual Machine_3.vmdk

-rw------- 1 root root 8589934592 Aug 17 09:34 New Virtual Machine_4-flat.vmdk

-rw------- 1 root root 481 Aug 17 08:47 New Virtual Machine_4.vmdk

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athlon_crazy
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The flat.vmdk is the actual raw of your VM disk. Without this your VM may or may not able to be powered on. However, you should able to delete other flat.vmdk once you confirm that only _4-flat.vmdk is enough to power on the machine & run the application. Check your .vmx files mate.

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fajarpri
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Thanks bro. Any reason why the _1.vmdk, _2.vmdk, etc created in the first place? So that maybe I can tell the user what not to do to prevent that.

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I have seen some cases that this happened due to scripting snap shots through some other means... Just ensure they know to snap shots with snap shot manager.

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fajarpri
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Thanks, but we are 100% using standard VMware. No additional scripting/plugin at all.

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athlon_crazy
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Virtuoso

You may have to check your virtual machine log. Probably you don;t see any snapshot from snapshot manager because you may have a broken snapshot.

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