Reclaim VM thin disk usage

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rustyjarz
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Reclaim VM thin disk usage

Post by rustyjarz » Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:34 am

Hi,

Environment
ESXi + Virtual Center
Datastore 1TB
EVE-NG VM thin provisioned virtual disks

I'm seeing many posts on how to expand an EVE disk, but I need to go the other way and reclaim EVE VM Thin disk usage.

We had a guy setup a Windows VM, but didn't follow the guide and the Windows VM blew out the overall disk usage and I need to reclaim this. So if the EVE VM supports this just how do I go about reclaiming this wasted capacity on the ESXi Datastore? We don't have another datastore to storage vmotion to.

Cheers.

rustyjarz
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Re: Reclaim VM thin disk usage

Post by rustyjarz » Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:22 am

fstrim / seems to do the trick

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