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VMware - How to convert a thick disk to thin disk format

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VMware - How to convert a thick disk to thin disk format?

Answer
Thick disks cannot be directly converted to thin disks. You can clone the thick disk into a thin disk with the following command:

vmkfstools -i <srcDisk> -d thin <dstDisk>

For additional information, refer to VMware kb article 1013052

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Views: 1711 Created on: Jun 07, 2010
Posted in: vSphere 4.0

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