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If I am going to use DSK2VHD  migration of a physical Windows 2008 Member server with a 20GB C: Drive Partition and 500GB D: Parition , can I create a 700GB Windows 2008 Hyper V VM or should I just create the VM with a C: drive partition and copy the D: drive to shared storage, if so, how do add the data in the shared storage as the new hyper v VM server's D: drive parition?
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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You can use disk2vd tool to do the both scenarios

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx
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So if I just click c: migrate to vhd disk and mount as a VM can later just click D: migrate to vhd disk and join the VM as a harddisk ? Can you go into detail?
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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You have more that one option.

1.you can select C and D drive and convert both of them in single VHD file --> just select both drives when you used the tool. ( usually used when you want to convert more than one drive).

2.overt each drive to separate VHD file then attach bot VHDs to the VM.

3.Convert only drive C to VHD and attach the VHD to the VM. then if you will go to the isk management , you will find both drives there, one is active and the another not. format the second drive (D on VM) and just copy and past your data there.

Note: in all options you will find a small potion (100 MG), you MUST select it in the conversion process. it contains the boot configurations.
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How big can a single VM be?
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