I have a 3tb D: drive (SAS RAID array) storing a 2tb vhd of a VM.
I have a 3tb SATA drive (E:), which holds a ~600gb .avhd snapshot
I also have the most recent child .avhd snapshot fragment which is ~350gb running on the D drive.
I plan to manually merge the 350gb and 600gb fragments using this guide:
The problem is, my copy speed from the SATA drive is only 30MB/s. That means it'll take nearly all day to do the merge - and I only have a maintanance window of 10hrs to get this done - and I'll be left with no space on the D drive for additional growth of the fragments.
Array is full so can't add more disks.
Is it safe at all to run a compression on the base .vhd or any of the .avhd's?
Is there any other way I can compress them or reduce their footprint?