I have a virtual server running on a Hyper-V machine that I need to increase the size of the data drive on. I know I can just shut down the VM, increase the vhd, and then reboot it and extend the volume and the space should be there. Problem is, I need the disk to be converted to a GPT disk instead of an MBR.
I found this article on doing this and it seems simple:
The data drive isn't currently extended so it shouldn't be a problem I don't think, as long as it's ok if I extend it afterwards.
Has anyone successfully done this before while preserving the data or should I just backup everything and create a new vhd and then restore the data. The latter is a big task since it's about 600GB already and has numerous shares and different permissions for each share. The process in the article should work as long as I extend the volume AFTER I add the new free space correct?
Thanks for the help!