I am trying to get a listing of all Virtual Machine directories and the file names and the file sizes.
I have found scripts that would list the machine names and disks (i.e. C, D) of the guest but not the raw files, delta files and their sizes.
The reason I am trying to get this information is that the disk space on our 8.8 TB volume is constantly lower than I would have thought.
Any idea's or suggestions would be appreciated.
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That script does provide some very useful information. Thank you very much for the link.
I am not proficient at scripting by any stretch of the imagination but the comments on what the lines of the script do are very helpful.
I am not sure if the results provide all the information with respect as to parent disks (not sure how to describe this but will give it a whirl)
The environment uses vCloud Director and copies of entire environments of VM's are stored in a catalog. We are using linked clones.
Information as to how current VM's disks are linked to older VM directories would be useful although I do not know if that is achievable - although I will continue to investigate.
Thanks for your time and response.
Found that I can get full list of VM's and their directory contents by using:
dir -Recurse -Path vmstores:\ | select Name, DatastoreFullPath, LastWriteTime and export it it gives me pretty well what I am after - with the exception of the parent disk(s) of the chain.