I have a Linux (CentOS5.4) guest with Oracle-XE and cleaned up tranaction logs etc by doing a backup.
The used diskspace is 5.4GiB afterwards (was 6.8GiB), and disk size is 35GiB
When I run ovftool to export, the vmdk.gz file is 11GiB!!! (ran with max compression 9)
I expected the file to be around 5.5GiB, but it's twice as big!
Is there anything I can do to make the file smaller, I need to upload it to a server on internet