Shrinking VMDK files with PowerCLI

To check out my full post check out my siteI think we can all agree that no matter how you look at it shrinking vmdk files is pretty much a pain in the ass. But to start let me first explain what I mean when I say shrinking a VMDK.If you are looking at the picture above, our goal

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