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Any way of increasing the size of a dynamic virtual disk beyond the max size originally specified?

Posted on 2008-06-10
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Trying to grow a dynamic virtual disk past the max originally specified when i created it.

Is this possible?

If not..it should be   :)
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by:bbao
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you may use Edit Disk feature, it allows you to compact, convert or expand an existing VHD file.
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Thanks bbao -

All that i see is an inspect option but i can only convert and compact....
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oh... sorry, it seems to be a new option for Hyper-V on 64-bit W2K8.

i can use this feature in HV, but i didn't think it is not available in Virtual Server 2005 R2.

if possible, you may try Hyper-V.

hope it helps,
bbao

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This is not possible in your version. As a work around to this, you can create a new vhd with the size and type that you want and then use a disk imaging program such as ghost to copy to the new disk.
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Thank you
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thank you
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