Cancel an increase in data store on removable hard drive

Hello, I was just wondering, but I was messing around trying to find the way on an empty stomach for manually copying the VM to a RDX removable hard drive and decided to try to increase the size of the data with the RDX hard disk store.  I was wondering if there is a way to cancel this increase in size of the data store.  When I remove the RDX drive, it gives me an error saying no data store has been created but still work in the VM.  Any help would be appreciated.


Welcome to the community,

I understand thi correctly. You have added the RDX as a measure for the data store local drive!

There is no way to remove a measure. You will need to evacuate the data store (i.e. save virtual machines), remove the extended data store and create a new.


BTW: With product (edition/version/version) are you using?

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