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ESXI converts Thick Provisioning Disk back to Thin Provision and reclaims space

Once, because of my mistake, I inflated a 4TB Thin Provisioning disk. So the space it takes up has skyrocketed from 10GB to 4TB. In order to roll back this thing, I had to do these things: First Enable SSH on your host: file Then go to /vmfs/volumes/store-name/vm folder. file Run ls -ashl you may see that original-flat.vmdk is very big. (4TB) (The name original here is your actual virtual machine  …

VMware ESXI VMFS Reclaim thin provisioning thick provisioning

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