Identify Disk Usage of a Thin or Thick Provisioned Virtual Disk

Posted: August 31, 2016 in System Config

Thick Storage Disk

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Disk Usage in Thick storage Format

# du -sh vm01-flat.vmdk
350.0G  vm01-flat.vmdk

# ls -lh vm01-flat.vmdk
-rw——-    1 root     root      350.0G Aug 31 14:31 vm01-flat.vmdk

 

Thin Storage Disk

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Disk Usage in Thick storage Format

# du -sh vm01-flat.vmdk
39G   vm01-flat.vmdk
# ls -lh vm01-flat.vmdk
-rw——-    1 root     root      350.0G Sep  1 00:41 vm01-flat.vmdk

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