sys-swap-hls-xxxxxx.swp file in VMware

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What is sys-swap-hls-xxxxxx.swp file in VMware and is it safe to delete? How can I delete that file?

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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    Welcome to ITKE, swarupa! From what I could figure out, I believe this file has something to do with a VM swap file location. You're best option is to do a reboot cycle and clear them out.
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  • swarupa
    Thanks for your reply Michael...

    These sysSwap-hls -xxx.swp files are left over files after storage vmotion from one datastore to another datastore, when tried to delete it throws an error :  cannot delete file [old datastore name] sysswap-hls-xxxx.swp

    Usually VMware swap files will have the file extension as .vswp and i was able to delete those files.


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