Provisioning type of virtual disk would be altered to Thick after restoring the virtual machine

Article:TECH124798  |  Created: 2010-01-06  |  Updated: 2012-03-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH124798
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



Provisioning type of virtual disk would be altered to Thick after restoring the virtual machine as shown in Figure 1 below.


Figure 1.
  
 


Cause



 This is due to VMware issue reported in VMware KB article kb.vmware.com/kb/1020137 and as per the KB it is fixed in vSphere 5.


Solution



 
 
Workaround:

To work around this issue, please use "Restore with thin provisioning" option in VMware Redirection properties.

Figure 2.
 



Supplemental Materials

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Description

VMware thin disks get restored as thick disks



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346969


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