VMWare ESXi Clone A VMDK On A Full VMFS To An Empty VMFS To Force Snapshot Deletion

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http://serverfault.com – My Situation: VMWare ESXi 5.0 SSH Access One of my VMFS volumes is completely full. The VMFS volume has 1 thick provisioned (lazy zero) disk with 1 snapshot on it. On one of my other VMFS volumes I have enough space for this disk but only if I were to thin provision it. The VM is off and will remain off until the disk in question is repaired. My Solution: I want to use vmkfstools to clone the disk (deleting the snapshot in the process) to the VMFS volume. vmkfstools -i "/vmfs/volumes/Datastore1/myvm/myvm-0001.vmdk" "/vmfs/volumes/Datastore2/myvm/myvm.vmdk" -d thin I will then delete th (HowTos)