I have a thick virtual disk (vmdk) file that is purely just a file-store. I currently have it configured to take up 2TB, however, there is only one 900GB partition on it. I read somewhere that the following command will force it to shrink, however, the poster said that this way is "fraught with danger":
vmkfstools -X 910G /vmfs/src_file.vmdk --force
Will this render my data innaccessible? I am only downsizing the vmdk file to free up the unpartitioned space in the ESXi datastore. Using the VMWare Tools shrink utility does not shrink the disk, it prepares it and then immediatelyn says the operation completed successfully.