Provisioning type of virtual disk would be altered to Thick after restoring the virtual machine

Problem

Provisioning type of virtual disk would be altered to Thick after restoring the virtual machine as shown in Figure 1 below.


Figure 1.
  
 

Cause

 This is due to VMware issue reported in VMware KB article kb.vmware.com/kb/1020137 and as per the KB it is fixed in vSphere 5.

Solution

 
 
Workaround:

To work around this issue, please use "Restore with thin provisioning" option in VMware Redirection properties.

Figure 2.
 



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