This is a very short and quite technical post but it will certainly help you under the following circumstances.
We all know how long and annoying the deletion of ancient snapshots can be. It is even worse when vcenter times-out and you are literally flying blind.
The command bellow gives you real-time view of the VMDK/snapshot files and you can watch them shrinking.
watch “ls -Ghtu –full-time *.vmdk” –d