a_nut_in
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What are the below files?

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[root@sa-esxi-01:/vmfs/volumes/58f6f247-8b2eeaa9-d5cd-0050569e19f5] ls -lArth

total 1472640

-r--------    1 root     root        7.0M Apr 19 05:14 .vh.sf

drwx------    1 root     root       68.0K Apr 19 05:14 .sdd.sf

-r--------    1 root     root        1.0G Apr 19 05:14 .sbc.sf

-r--------    1 root     root       64.0K Apr 19 05:14 .pbc.sf

-r--------    1 root     root       16.1M Apr 19 05:14 .pb2.sf

-r--------    1 root     root      256.2M Apr 19 05:14 .jbc.sf

-r--------    1 root     root      128.6M Apr 19 05:14 .fdc.sf

-r--------    1 root     root      536.0K Apr 19 05:14 .fbb.sf

What are they used for?

Why is only one a folder?

Why don't we have this in NFS?

Why are they different sizes?

What happens if I delete these?

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flchristoph
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They are VMFS file system files.

See this KB for more details: About VMFS system files overhead (1001618) | VMware KB

NFS itself is only used to presented already existing storage/file systems to remote systems.

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flchristoph
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They are VMFS file system files.

See this KB for more details: About VMFS system files overhead (1001618) | VMware KB

NFS itself is only used to presented already existing storage/file systems to remote systems.

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