vSphere 5 Need to shrink disk

I made a slight mistake by creating a D drive (separate virtual disk) with the user's redirected folders on it and I have to SHRINK this disk which vSphere doesnt allow.  Knowing the way permissions for redirected folders in Server 2008 doesnt make this easy to just move data off of virtual disk then recreate disk and move data back.

anyone have a better way to go about this?

thanks!
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XChangingITAsked:
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
Create another vmdk of the right size, mount this as z:  etc. copy all files using richcopy etc to the new Z

Remove D vmdk and then mount Z vmdk as D:

then delete the old, larger vmdk. Of course you need to consider the size of data on the D:. Most environments can move 100 GB /hour easily
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
BTW, richcopy copies permissions
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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
thanks.

latest copy of RichCopy is 2009 any later versions that would handle Server 2008?

@hanccocka:  thanks i just havent looked thru all that info yet......
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
use Robopcopy
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Robocopy (I don't know where the p came from)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
or, you could use Clonezilla, or Drive Snapshot. (both free)
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