Can I Convert Dynamic to Differencing?
Posted on 2011-02-17
I just finished creating a new VM with a 60 gb virtual drive. I got the OS installed, networking configured, got MS updates on, activated the lic and put the machine on my domain. When I went to create a folder off the Root I noticed there was only 3+gb left on the C, which was configged for 15gb at the beginning of the OS install. OK....but where was the 2nd partition of 45 gb of unallocated space??
I shut the VM off, went into settings for the .vhd file and found that it was indeed 60gb BUT that I'd created a Dynamically Expanding disk rather than the Differencing Disk that I normally do. I don't recall choosing the Dynamic type...
So I need to make it a Differencing Disk but it doesn't seem to be an option...I can Compact it, Expand it or convert it to a Fixed Disk...but not convert it to a Differencing Disk.
It looks to me like I have to delete the disk and start over with the VM...is that true? Do I have any other oprtions?
Thanks for your time...Tom