I'm facing a strange issue with my virtual machine. I have an rhel 6.1 guest os running on VMware workstation (9.0.2 build-1031769) hosted on Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. The size of the vmdk file is around 65 GB whereas the total size of the guest os is only 11GB. What am I missing here ?
[root@praveenVM praveen]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 95G 11G 79G 12% / tempfs 499M 340K 499M 1% /dev/shm /dev/sda1 124M 61M 58M 52% /boot
There was some temporary files in /var (Unnecessary logs), which I have deleted now and hence the used space is around 11GB. But why is that the vmdk file is around 65GB ? Having deleted all the unnecessary files in the Guest OS, the size of the vmdk should automatically decrease right ?