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Hi all,
               I have two poweredge 2950 server of dell.
VmwareESX 3i was preinstalled in it.
I installed 3-3 operating system in both the servers.
the hard diisk size in each server is 300Gb.
I gave 80GB to each OS. If i installed 3 os this mean that 240Gb  is used.
same in other case also.
Now the first thing that i have to do is to minimize the space that i gave to each os.
i want to make it 40GB instead of 80GB.

How can I do this.

secondly I want to move all the os from one server to other so that i can free my one server.

Kinldy help me

thanks with advance
jatender sharma
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If I understand you correctly you gave each virtual machine an 80GB partition and now you want to change it 40GB.

To make things easy I would use vmware converter for both of the tasks you are trying to accomplish.  

For the resize you can use vmware converter to choose the source and destination (may be the same or differentESX server but will just need a different name to appear under the servers while you're doing the migration as to not cause conflicts, this is only in the Virtual Client).  When you're converting you can resize the partitions

For transferring to the VMs from the first server to the second you can also use vmware converter, just pick your source and destination ESX servers and let vmware converter do the rest. You resize at the same time and accomplish both tasks in one.
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