vSphere workingDir configuration parameter erased by Storage vMotion

The workingDir parameter allows you to configure a specific datastore for VM snapshots. We attempted to configure the workingDir parameter in several of our virtual machines. We then found out the hard way that a storage vMotion erases the workingDir parameter – a snapshot completely filled the datastore containing our C: drive and made a serious mess of the SQL VM.

VMware’s official position is that workingDir is not compatible with storage vMotion.

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