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How can I Attach an External USB 2.0 HDD to an existing VMWare machine?

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We have an existing VM that we setup for a user to use as a database development machine. He has quickly filled all 80 preallocated GBs, and needs more space to continue to grow. We purchased a 250GB USB 2.0 external hard drive to increase capacity. While I can get the VM host to recognize it, I'm not sure how I can configure the VM to actually use it. So I have two questions:

1.) Is it possible for me to expand the current VM using an external hard drive.
If not possible,
2.) How safe is it for me to make a copy of the VM, and put it on the new external hard drive, and then booting it up from there. He uses SQL server 2005, but I think usb 2.0 should be quick enough to handle what he needs.

Thanks in advance.

VMWare server console: 1.0.4
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