Cannot Consolidate Disks on VMware

Written by William Roush on April 6, 2016 at 1:27 am

Due to the error: “Unable to access file since it’s locked” details may say something like:

An error occurred while consolidating disks: msg.fileio.lock.
Consolidation failed for disk node ‘scsi0:1’: msg.fileio.lock.
Consolidation failed for disk node ‘scsi0:0’: msg.fileio.lock.

Make sure your VM doesn’t have it’s disks mounted in another VM, in this case our Veeam virtual machine did not release the disks when it was done backing it up for some reason, removing the disks allowed us to consolidate the VM.

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