Where is all the storage gone on my Fusion VM?

By | January 9, 2017

Where did all my space go on my Fusion Linux Guest VM?

After fighting this issue for the second time and not find any google search results, I have decided to write a short blog.

VMware KB articles point to the /tmp/VMwareDND/ folder. Tried that without any luck.

So going back to my short-lived Linux administrator days. I pulled this command out of the spider webs.

find / -xdev -type f -size +100M

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As you can see I have a couple large ISO and tar files.  The ones that popped out at me are located in the /home/nutanix/.cache/vmware/drag_and_drop/.

I think I found out where all my space went. I issues the command “rm -fR *” in the drag_and_drop folder, then all my space magically re-appeared.

I hope this short walk-through helps out.  It took me a couple of hours to figure this out, so I hope it helps someone.

 

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