VMware Datastore Bloat???

Something I’ve seen over the years as a VMware Admin and a SAN Engineer is that it’s easy to end up with lost files taking valuable space in your datastores.  It may come from accidently removing a VM using the “Remove from Inventory” option instead of “Delete from Disk” or just a storage migration that didn’t clean up correctly.  No matter the cause, those extra files take up space.  Space that could be used by other registered VMs.

If you have a lot of datastores it isn’t very practical to manually look through them.  I went on a search for a scripted approach and came across this great thread on the VMware Community.  Check it out, this may just save you from another SAN upgrade…



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