Thanks Nancy 0 Comment Question by:nancytherrien Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28412287/can't-delete-vmdk-file.htmlcopy LVL 117 Active today Best Solution byAndrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) Before you try to Delete ANY VMDK? Make sure the vms are shutdown and powered off. 0 Message Author Comment by:nancytherrien2014-04-14 Comment Utility Permalink(# a39999715) I did right click and delete the virtual machine from disk, which Once you open this you will see a Command to Browse Datastores once you go to that you will see thevmdks and by selecting on the required one you should be Secondly, you can migrate live VMs between hosts and datastores. this content
I have tried using SCP but only know the root password which comes back as denied.Do you know that the root password you are entering is the correct one or are Alternatively go to the console of the host logon locally as root go to the datastores and delete the vmdks from there Like Show 0 Likes (0) Actions 5. I will definitely go over your steps when I have this issue again. I can't delete it, it always gave me error.
Cannot Delete Flat Vmdk File From Datastore
Just confirm, do you have a SNAPSHOT? VDP Backup Fails: Error In Creating Quiesce Snapshot So there are many causes of failure for unable to quiesce a VM while taking a snapshot and this is one of them In my case all the three hosts in the cluster. Alex (Please rate this or other answers if helpful) Like Show 1 Like (1) Actions 3.
Migrate Networking From Distributed Switch To Standard Switch Written by Suhas Savkoor In the previous article here , we saw how to migrate ESXi networking from Standard Switch to Distributed Swi... I have seen that fix this issue before. So no references to our 5 mystery files - check the last time they were used by running: # ls -ltr /vmfs/volumes/[id]/[VM]/ | grep vmdk -rw------- 1 root root 16863232 Nov All rights reserved.
Re: can't delete .vmdk file on Datastore jockmcgonzo Oct 16, 2008 8:54 AM (in response to Cameron2007) Hi Camreon2007 I have tried using browse to the datastore and it is using Error Caused By File /vmfs/volumes/ Curious vs listing out all hosts in virtual center can I target a particular cluster and if so how. Visualize the interdependencies between application components better with Applications Manager's automated application discovery and dependency mapping feature. PaveHawk- Ars Praefectus et Subscriptor Registered: Sep 23, 2000Posts: 3157 Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:04 am SnS = Software and Support.Do you have a support agreement with VMware that you
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I remember looking for a guide like this last year. This is the only bookmark I saved when I had the issue:http://stujordan.wordpress.com/2012/06/ ... Cannot Delete Flat Vmdk File From Datastore Register Login Posting Guidelines | Contact Moderators Ars Technica > Forums > Operating Systems & Software > The Server Room Jump to: Select a forum ------------------ Hardware & Tweaking Audio/Visual Error Caused By File Vmdk Delete Resolve performance issues faster by quickly isolating problematic components.
As i investigated more i discovered that is was running short of space, after using the browse function i discovered that there were some 'leftover' .vmdk files which the browser couldn't Subscribe For Updates virtuallyPeculiar. I have version essentials of VMware and I can't get support. http://softwaredevelopercertification.com/cannot-delete/vmware-cannot-delete-file-vmdk.php If all looks well and you are happy the VM is operating normally delete the directory: # rm -r oldfiles/ References: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=10051&src=vmw_so_vex_mgray_1080 http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/08/some-useful-vmkfstools-hidden-options.html?src=vmw_so_vex_mgray_1080 Show some love:FeedlyRSSTwitterPocketRedditLinkedInFacebookGoogleTelegramEmailLike this:Like Loading...
Thanks for your help. Delete Vmdk Files Securely I will check to see if any of the other servers are using these disk images. But getting a better error message.
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I don't know what to do. Some details:full path to one of the files, as an example: /vmfs/volumes/4a6cd525-addcc833-3c49-001cc4ded8c6/ServerName/vmware.logLast time that file was modified 6/3/2010VMFS3VM Name: ServerNameServerName is a running VM, but I have verified the locations of Now, there were couple of folders in these 2 shared datastores which contained only flat.vmdk files. Vmware Cannot Delete Folder From Datastore Where do I install the free version ? 0 LVL 21 Overall: Level 21 VMware 5 Message Expert Comment by:Haresh Nikumbh2014-04-14 Comment Utility Permalink(# a39999746) File manager tool should be
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Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Myles Gray I am an Infrastructure Engineer for Novosco Ltd in the MSP team. This leaves me in a Catch 22 situation where i can't turn on root remote logon as i can't logon and can't create an alternative account as i can't log on. The first step is to snapshot the VM above and then run delete all to see if VMware can clear them all down - re-run the check above, if they still From the drop-down,...
Re: can't delete .vmdk file on Datastore aldikan Oct 16, 2008 6:24 AM (in response to jockmcgonzo) Hi, I would also highly recommend this free tool from VEEAM:http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-fastscp.htmlThis will allow you This command has to be executed from the SSH(Putty) of all the hosts having connectivity to that datastore. # vmkfstools -L release /vmfs/volumes///-flat.vmdk This can result in two error outputs: Re: can't delete .vmdk file on Datastore Cameron2007 Oct 16, 2008 6:18 AM (in response to jockmcgonzo) from Virtual Center you should be able to browse to the datastores by selecting When I try and 'delete from disk' the files from the datastore browser (one at a time or the whole folder), I get an error stating "Error, cannot delete file".
attached to any VM Backup appliance? After a double check (you better do with theses case) in the .vmx configuration file and in the .vmdk descriptor, we decide to delete them as they were no longuer used. Re: can't delete .vmdk file on Datastore vMariaL Oct 17, 2013 2:25 AM (in response to aldikan) aldikan wrote: Hi, I would also highly recommend this free tool from I moved to another datastore.
Related Filed Under: Infrastructure, Virtualisation Tagged With: esxi, orphaned, vmdk, vmfs, vmkfstools, vmware, vsphereComments Brian says 01/12/2015 at 17:12 Very good article. Configuring VDP 6.x Upgrading ESXi Host Via Update Manager VDP 6.0.1: Server has a weak ephemeral Diffie-Hell... Email check failed, please try again Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. %d bloggers like this: MenuExperts Exchange Browse BackBrowse Topics Open Questions Open Projects Solutions Members Articles Videos