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Resizing a virtual disk VMWARE.

bengoa asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I am trying to resize a virtual disk on a production guest OS. I would use VM Converter to do this task but in order to utilize this tool the VM GUEST OS. I would prefer the machine be on while the disk is copied overed and resized as the image is 650GB and I need to resize 1.2TB. using the VMWARE tool it was going to take overt 1 day to this operation.  

Is there a way  to copy the GUEST OS and resize it while the GUEST OS is on? My goal is to minimize the time the GUEST OS is off.


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