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Reclaim Space: Great new tool from VMware Labs (Fling)

VMware Labs have released a great new tool for reclaiming space from a thin provisioned disk/LUN.


Andy Fox | 9 July 2012

VMware Labs have released a great new tool for reclaiming space from a thin provisioned disk/LUN

The disk must be a local physical disk or LUN, and must be used as a RDM within the vm.

Written by Faraz Shaikh and Prasanna Aithal, Guest Reclaim reclaims dead space from NTFS volumes hosted on a thin provisioned SCSI disk.

  • Reclaim space from Simple FAT/NTFS volumes
  • Works on WindowsXP to Windows7
  • Can reclaim space from flat partitions and flat disks
  • Can work in virtual as well as physical machines

Andy-Fox

Andy Fox

Senior Learning Consultant

Andy has been a Consultant Instructor with QA for 10 years, and has 16 years IT Training experience. In his 25+ years in the IT industry he has gained experience working with Novell products and Microsoft from MS-DOS onwards. Since joining QA, his focus moved towards SuSE Linux where he gained CLP and CLE status. Over the past 4 years he has been engaged in the delivery of VMware vSphere training and has gained VCP, VCI and VCAP-DCA status.
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