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Decrease(reduce) Max Capacity HDD size

Posted on 2012-03-21
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I created a VM file for Brightmail gateway.
I set Max Capacity size to 200GB by accident (the file only 12GB)
My current Physical HDD size was 500GB, so I have no problem.
After few weeks, I relocate to small HDD (146GB), so the Max Capacity is over my Physical HDD now.

I want to know how to decrease(reduce) Max Capacity HDD.

Some people tell me to shrink the HDD, but this is only to compact the file (no help).

I search many forum, but seems no answer.
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by:roemelboemel
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Don't know anything specific about this virtual brightmail appliance. But with the vmware converter it could be possible (depends on the OS and Disklayout of this virtual brightmail appliance).
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by:IanTh
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can you copy the data off delete the partion recreate it smaller and put the data back on
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by:timleung
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Roemelboemel - I tried the VMware Converter 3.0 with starter mode, but it can't to adjust the size

IanTh - Symantec Brightmail can't copy data

Hanccocka - Seems you are advertising VM more than helping me.
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Hanccocka - Seems you are advertising VM more than helping me.

I've provided links to Articles I've written, I've also provided Tutorial Videos I've also developed for EE Members.

I would recommend you study them,  Download and Use VMware Converter 5.0, and then I can take you through the various steps required.
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by:roemelboemel
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Try it with the vmware converter 5.0 as this has support for lvm which the converter 3.0 does not have. (I assume this appliance is linux based and using lvm for the disk).
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VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0 is a FREE Download.
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by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
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This is a 30 min solution.


Add a smaller VMDk of 20 GB or so. shutdown your brightmail service and copy the contents to this drive.

Swap drive letters of 20 GB and 200 GB drive and start bright mail service. Watch for one day and then detach the 200 GB vmdk .

Delete 200gb vmdk after watching one week.
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