After executing EMC grabs for ESXi a large files created, some are 900 MB.
Is there any way to make the output file equal to or less than 500MB ?
ElabAdvisor will not accept files greater than 500MB.
I expect much of the data is logs, which Elab will not be interested in.
Check the contents of .../var/run/log Is it large?
Try removing some of the historical logs in order to make the extraction smaller.
When you collect ESXigrab with -vmsupport option, the vmsupport bundle can take a lot of space indeed - if you only want to run the grab through Elab Advisor, try to rerun it without this option.
Thanks Jasonc and Pawel.
We re-run the grabs without -vmsupport option and file size decreased dramatically.
before I had files with 700MB and 900MB then after removing -vmsupport option files became 1MB and 700KB.
I hope that all information needed from ElabAdvisor and ATLAS are included in these small files!