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Making Virtual Disk Thin when importing an Acronis Image via the standalone Convertor into ESXi 3.5

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Hi,

I am trying to Import an Acronis Image into an ESXi 3.5 Server using 4.3 VMware Standalone Convertor.

All is fine, but i wanted to make the Disk Thin instead of thick, in which normally when i have imported into Version 4 ESXi it has given me the option to change form from Thick to Thin but not this time

I can change the Size etc but not the Format, it just stays as Thick

Any Ideas

Thanks Adam

P.S> The Machine i am importing is a 2003 SBS Server with 6 x 74Gb HDD in Radi 5 giving me about 296GB of Space using one drive as hot space

What sort of space should i leave, iwas probably thinking about making it 50GB C: and 150GB D: leaving 68GB Free, Snapshots etc

What do you think, i can make the D Drive bigger i think if i can make it Thin

Thanks Again Adam

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I do not believe thin provisioning was/is supported in 3.5.
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I stand corrected, there is a console way to create thin disks on 3.5.
It is not supported in the user interface like in 4.x though.

http://virtualfuture.info/2008/12/vmware-esx-35-and-thinprovisioning/
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You can resize the disks, but you cannot change that before the VM is in a 4.x host.

So convert that machine, and after use the standalone and choose the option, configure machine. Then you can change the Disks type. Not before.
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Hi

I thought this may have been the way to go but i have finished converting now but can not seem to see the option to change the Disk type when i use the configure machine

Can you advise

Thanks Adam
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You cannot change the disk type in 3.5.  Thin provisioning is not supported in 3.5.
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After you convert the VM from 3.5 to the 4.0, you need to configure machine in the last part(after you choose the source for that VM) you have Option, inside of the option you can see all the options from the VM, click edit on the Option (Data to copy - Virtual Disk), inside you can choose the Partitions that you want to convert, and also you can change the VD to thin.

Since I never tested this from 3.5 to 4.x, I do not know if you have this option when you convert on the first time. So if not, you need to convert first to 4.x, then use the configure machine option(on the 4.x)

Hope this can help you

Jail.
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All These helped me get to the Solution, Thanks to everyone that helped

Adam
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