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    Hi All,

    How to reformat the current local VMFS datastore in my ESXi 4 installation ?
    all of the VM is located in my SAN.

    The reason behind is that I'd like to change the disk block size from 1 MB into 4 MB so that i can have 1 TB VM disk size.

    thanks.
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    Re: Reformating the local ESXi datastore

    Remove the datastore and recreate it. All data on the datastore will be lost.
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      Re: Reformating the local ESXi datastore

      Originally posted by jasonboche View Post
      Remove the datastore and recreate it. All data on the datastore will be lost.
      Hi Jason,

      Thanks for the reply, so there is no need to reinstall the whole ESXi server ?
      and then do it from the vCenter Console

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        Re: Reformating the local ESXi datastore

        There is no need to re-install the whole server for this
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          Re: Reformating the local ESXi datastore

          thanks for the reply Maish.

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