Virtual server 2005 VHD file keeps growing in size
Posted on 2005-05-09
I have a Windows 2003 server (Dual Xeon 3Ghz - 2GB MEM), which is running Virtual Server 2005.
I have 5 guest OS and recently I have had a big problem with one of them.
The guest OS is a Windows 2003 standard runnning Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 with the latest patches applied.
The guest OS is configured to use a virtual hd with a Maximum size of 8GB, if I check the status in the guest OS 4GB of the 8GB is used.
My problem is that the vhd file has grown to 51GB and it seems to keep growing.
What can I do to shrink this file? It shouldnt be able to grow past 8GB, but somehow it found a way to do it.
Any help appreciated!