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Plugins > vCenter Server 5.5.3 > VcVirtualDiskManager > zeroFillVirtualDisk_Task

Method zeroFillVirtualDisk_Task(String name, VcDatacenter datacenter)

Overwrite all blocks of the virtual disk with zeros. All data will be lost.

The datacenter parameter may be omitted if a URL is used to name the disk.

Requires Datastore.FileManagement privilege on the datastore where the virtual disk resides.

Returns

VcTask

Arguments

Name Type Description
name String The name of the disk, either a datastore path or a URL referring to the virtual disk whose blocks should be overwritten with zeroes.
datacenter VcDatacenter If <code>name</code> is a datastore path, the datacenter for that datastore path. Not needed when invoked directly on ESX. If not specified on a call to VirtualCenter, <code>name</code> must be a URL.