2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2010 2:48 AM by AWo

    Unable to Expand VMDK

    AJY Novice

      Hello All ,


      I am trying to Expand 2 VMDKs by 10 G each , after shutting down the VM I am using the Command below


      vmkfstools -X 10G disk.vmdk


      but getting the Message , File disk.vmdk is already 75161927680 bytes (add --force to shrink) , please see the screeshot also ,



      Please advise How to get around this ,



      Ajay W

        • 1. Re: Unable to Expand VMDK
          a.p. Guru
          vExpertUser ModeratorsCommunity Warriors

          You need to specify the desired size (85G) of the vmdk rather to the delta (10G).

          Type man vmkfstools for details.




          EDIT: Do not extend a disk that has a snapshot, you must commit all existing snapshots before modifying a VMDK

          • 2. Re: Unable to Expand VMDK
            AWo Guru
            AJY schrieb:

            vmkfstools -X 10G disk.vmdk

            You have to use the final total size, not the size you want to add.



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