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extend current hard drive on vm.

I have a exch2010 server on server 2008R2 that is a VM using EXS 4.1. The E drives holds the mailbox and publice folder database and its is 125GB. I want to 100GB. Can I do this while the VM is on and in use?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes.

To re-size a disk, select the Virtual Machine, Select Edit Settings, Highlight the Virtual Hard Disk, and select Edit there is an option to increase size. This only changes the physical size of the virtual disk, it does not grow the partition on the disk.

and then in the OS, Click the E: Partition and Click Expand.

Make sure you have NO Snapshots, and a FULL BACKUP.
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HubmanAuthor Commented:
So I create go from 125gb to 225gb by adding 100gb?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Correct, check space on datastore, and also check your VMFS blocksize can support the size of the vmdk.
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