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I have a VM I am trying to clean up for backup and I can not compact it now.

 

What I have done is :

 

From VMware® Workstation 15 Pro :

 

Linux VM

 

100gb disk not pre-allocated 40gb shown used in VM files (2gb really used on virtual disk)

 

defragged disk (Worked) Took a while to complete

Compacted disk (Worked 1st time) Took a while to complete

 

Disks did not shrink at all

 

I realized there was a snapshot so I deleted it.Took a while to complete.

 

Now Disk says 88GB used ! (Still only 2gb of files on Virtual disk)

 

Tried compact and defrag again and both finish immediately with no errors.

 

Disk not compacted or shrunk at all.

 

tried :

 

# vmware-toolbox-cmd disk shrink /

Shrink disk is disabled for this virtual machine.

 

What is going on here ? This all used to work….


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