LondonD
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Resize thick vmdk's

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Hi

Our environment have to many VMs with over allocated vDisk sizes

We need to claim back this unused space somehow without converting to thin provisioning

The only way i can think of is using VMware Converter to do a V2V of the VMs and resize the vDisks

Is there ny other way?

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PduPreez
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There is a 3rd party tool from Quest software called vOptimizer Pro

I't is not freeware but depending on the size of the environment it might be worth it

Have a look : http://www.quest.com/voptimizer-pro/

I have tested it in a dev environment and it works pretty great.

This product has been around for 2 years, and as far as I know it is the only product capable of doing this.

Which makes me think why is no one else developing a tool with this capability?

Please award points for helpful/correct answers Smiley Wink

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a_p_
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Yes, Converter may be the way to go. If these are data disks you may also consider to create a new, smaller virtual disk, copy the data using e.g. robocopy and then switch the VM's virtual disks and delete the large one.

André

PduPreez
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

There is a 3rd party tool from Quest software called vOptimizer Pro

I't is not freeware but depending on the size of the environment it might be worth it

Have a look : http://www.quest.com/voptimizer-pro/

I have tested it in a dev environment and it works pretty great.

This product has been around for 2 years, and as far as I know it is the only product capable of doing this.

Which makes me think why is no one else developing a tool with this capability?

Please award points for helpful/correct answers Smiley Wink

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LondonD
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Hi

That actually looks like a good product.

I checked out the Demo on Youtube

I will definitely give it a try

Thanks

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