Recently I had an issue where a virtual machine had ran out of space and was suspended, a restart was able to to fix the issue but when I SSH'd in I noticed there were two large files (both delta.vmdk files) in datastore2/vm_in_question.
When I look at the snapshot manager in the VMware Console I see one snapshot from yesterday (Our VM backup tool created this one in order to perform a weekly backup which oddly enough is still running, this is another issue!) but this was a leaf node under two Consolidate Helper - 0 files.
I have never seen these before and was wondering if one of them at least was causing one of the large delta files?
Any information on how these files are created and what I can do to safely remove them and stop this from happening again would be greatly received.