→Shrinking Virtual Disks using the VMware Tools Control Panel
In order to be able to perform a shrink operation the virtual disk must have been created as a ''growable'' disk and there must be no current snapshots of the virtual machine. If the virtual disk is an ''independent'' disk it must be in ''persistent mode''. In the case of Linux guest operating systems, the operation must be performed as superuser. For further information on shrinking virtual disks in VMware Server 2.0 and converting pre-allocated virtual disks to growable disks, refer to the chapter entitled [[Managing VMware Server 2.0 Virtual Disks]].