Thursday, August 26, 2010

VMFS3 metadata files

Known extensions for metadata files on the VMFS3 volumes:
  • .fdc.sf - file descriptor system file
  • .sbc.sf - sub-block system file
  • .fbb.sf - file block system file
  • .pbc.sf - pointer block system file
  • .vh.sf - volume header system file
Here's an example of sizing for this files:

-r-------- 1 root root 480K Jul 21 15:31 .fbb.sf
-r-------- 1 root root 60M Jul 21 15:31 .fdc.sf
-r-------- 1 root root 244M Jul 21 15:31 .pbc.sf
-r-------- 1 root root 248M Jul 21 15:31 .sbc.sf
-r-------- 1 root root 4.0M Jul 21 15:31 .vh.sf

VMWare states that this files shoud not be deleted.

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