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TheMaelito
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Unable to remove snapshot disk

Just noticed that one of the VM's has a vm_2-000002.vmdk disk.

I dont have any remove snapshot or consolidation options.

How do I get rid of this disk?

Thanks, M

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DavoudTeimouri
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As the first step, migrate the virtual machine to another datastore.

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TheMaelito
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I dont have another datastore - all in AVS with only one LUN presented.

Any other ideas?

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a_p_
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Is this virtual disk in use?
I'm asking because of the old time stamp, and the fact that your screenshot doesn't show the snapshot's base disk.

André

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TheMaelito
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I dont think so, the time stamp is much older than the base disks.

OK to just delete it?

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a_p_
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I'd suggest you take a look at the VM's settings, to see which virtual disks are attached to it. In the settings, you can see the virtual disks' file names. Alternatively check the VM's latest vmware.log file to see whether the snapshot file name shows up.
Running RVTools is another option. It will show you unused virtual disks as "zombies".

André