hanifeoglu
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vmdk in i want see in disk details

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Hi i want see vmdk in because of CAPACITY: 439.5 GB  and FREE: 24.14 GB  (look at attachment file )

I want to see what is taking up space inside the disk

and other detail if I m looking my wm (Linux centos )

51% (214,808,504 of 420,448,708)

look at attachment files 

 If there are files or folder individuals in the disk, I want to delete them, for example snapshot.

I think my disk static

thank you for all 

 

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continuum
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Are you confusing VMDKs with Datastores ?
Install WinSCP and look at your datastores ...


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continuum
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Are you confusing VMDKs with Datastores ?
Install WinSCP and look at your datastores ...


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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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hanifeoglu
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Hi continuum

thank you so much for help, yes I m talk about Datastore why is the disk 95% full?

virtual machine uses half of capacity so 50%  200gb data what is this where is coming 

I dont know what is this about 200GB of data. I want to know what it is in the Datastore.

yes I m used Mac and I connect with ssh and I see this is details 

fr.xxxxxxxx.com-flat.vmdk 

look at my ssh 

[root@ns3105331:/vmfs/volumes/5c6ee1e9-3153f781-29f0-a4bf0124f473/fr.xxxxxxxx.com] pwd

/vmfs/volumes/SSD_POOL/fr.xxxxxxxx.com

[root@ns3105331:/vmfs/volumes/5c6ee1e9-3153f781-29f0-a4bf0124f473/fr.xxxxxxxx.com] du -sh * | sor
t -r
8.0K fr.xxxxxxxx.com.vmx~
8.0K fr.xxxxxxxx.com.vmx
5.0G fr.xxxxxxxx.com-2eb35c6e.vswp
409.2G fr.xxxxxxxx.com-flat.vmdk
170.0M vmx-fr.xxxxxxxx.com-783506542-1.vswp
1.0M vmware.log
1.0M vmware-1.log
1.0M fr.xxxxxxxx.com.nvram
0 fr.xxxxxxxx.com.vmxf
0 fr.xxxxxxxx.com.vmx.lck
0 fr.xxxxxxxx.com.vmsd
0 fr.xxxxxxxx.com.vmdk
[root@ns3105331:/vmfs/volumes/5c6ee1e9-3153f781-29f0-a4bf0124f473/fr.xxxxxxxx.com]

can i see the content of it? as above

thanks again 

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continuum
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To see whats in a datastore you use ESXi via ssh.
To see whats in a VMDK you use the Centos or whatever you for that VM.

... sorry - I think we have a communication issue - I dont get it.

 

 


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hanifeoglu
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Thank you Again @continuum  

yes you are very right, i couldn't explain my problem to you

I'm trying to explain again with screenshots, please look at the attached files

1. Datatore.png after look 

2. Centos Server Disk Usage.png

why data store is %95 full I m going to centos my server used 50% disk  details here Centos Server Disk Usage.png

Why does the disk appear full?  

I hope I was able to explain.

 

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continuum
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You have a datastore with a size of 440 GB.
You have one VMDK created with a size of 410 GB.
VMFS metadata and other small files take up another 5GB.
So with about 25 GB of remaining free space your datastore is filled to 95 %.

Is your VMDK thick or thin provisioned ?
What you see makes complete sense !
You may want to do some research on the topic of reclaiming free space when you used a thin provisioned VMDK.
vmkfstools has a punchzeroes function.

By the way - why do you use LVM for your Linux disks ? - only  makes live harder in a VM with no benefit at all.

Ulli


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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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