troubleshooting Question

.vhd files larger than Maximum limit

Avatar of iccadmin
iccadminFlag for United States of America asked on
Windows Server 2003Storage Software
2 Comments1 Solution969 ViewsLast Modified:
Good Morning-

I've recently started backing up my .vhd Files on my Host server using Backup Exec 11d using the VSS/OFO option.  I know now that it isn't realistic to back them up this way, however, I now have a residual problem.

Some of the .vhd files have grown to over 100GB in size and they are set to be no larger than 16GB.  Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 is what I am using, and when you do an "Inspect" on the drive it says:

Current Size: 100GB
Maximum Size: 16GB

Now my 1TB Drive is out of room, and I can't even try to compact these .vhd files because, lo and behold, there isn't enough disk space to complete the operation.

Has anyone ever seen this before, and if so is there a fix?  Please help.

Thank you,
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros