Hyper-V disk type?

Posted on 2010-11-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I know my server is using a "Static" disk because the size of the information is around 80GB but the virtual server takes up 400GB.    

However, I'm looking for the exact setting indication on this server.   I want to go to the Hyper V server and see the box checked "Static".  Or maybe it's in Power shell?  Can anyone tell me where I can see this setting?  
Question by:egalois

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EirinL earned 500 total points
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hi there,

To view the configuration of a VHD if you are not sure what type of VHD you set up you can normally tell pretty easily if you check the size of the VHD on the HyperV host storage. A dynamic disk is smaller that the total volume size and represents only data actually on the virutal volume. A static disk is equal in size to the volume and the size of the VHD on the host storage.

To check the config however, open the settings on your server (the guest server - right click - Settings)

Then browse to the disk
Click inpsect
the tool will report on the type of disk
Dynamic Expansion Disk
Fixed Size Virtual Disk

Check screen shot and comment jpeg attached

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ID: 34116998
Thank you!

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