Reducing VMWare Virtual Machine Disk space usage
Posted on 2008-11-10
I have a 250GB hard drive which I run two virtual machines off of. I received a disk space warning the other day and decided to look into the issue. One virtual machine, is taking up 140GB on the physical hard drive, but when running the only virtual disk is only 48GB used.
How can I reduce the size of the virtual disk to back around the actual size of the data (48GB)? Any other ideas on reducing the size of this huge VM?
I tried Defrag and Shrink, but shrink needs the same size as the VM in free space to shrink. I come up a few GB short.
I do have another empty 250GB hard drive to write to if that helps.
I am using VMWare Workstation 6.0.3 to run Windows XP on a Windows Vista (x64) machine.