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Hyper-V Paused

I am very new to Hyper-V and a system that I took over has it. I was working and everything stopped so I checked it out and it was paused. I noticed that the drive was full. Turnes out it was the physical drive. My Question is I have a 2TB drive open that I just put in. Can I move the VHD file to that drive then restart it. It is 736gig so moving it is going to take a very long time.
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Unfortunately, a VHD file cannot be moved without stopping the virtual machine first.

Do you have other virtual machines with smaller VHD files that can be stopped? If yes, you can stop one of them, export it and delete it from the Hyper-V server to make a room for the huge VM. Then, you should be able to stop it.

In order to move the VHD file manually and associate it back with the VM it must not have snapshots. Does it have some?


Piece of advice: after restoring the VM functionality, do something with this 700GB VHD file – it’s not manageable in my opinion. But, this is a subject of another discussion.
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I have the machine off the state says off and I copied not moved but copied the VHD to the other disk. Just not sure what to do from here its still copying
And their are not snapshots
It should be OK then. Wait for the copy process to complete. Then open the settings of the virtual machine (right-click on the name), find the disk (VHD file) name on one of the IDE or SCSI controllers; click on Browse button and select the VHD file from the destination where it has been copied. And, you will have to delete the original VHD file. However, I would then make another copy for safety (on an external USB drive for example) before deleting it. Then, you can start the VM.


Beware that the configuration files of the VM could still be on the source HDD and it should not be removed from the server
I have tried to mount the VM and it is corrupted from trying to re size it im guessing in the beginning. Is there a way to fix a corrupted VM
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Turned out I had way more going on. My server was actually out of space so I had to move the VHD file to an external 2tb drive in a cradle attached to my server then re created the VS and then re mounted it. its working for now but I have to upgrade the drives on my server as whom ever set it up to begin with only used 1Tb for 3 VM servers and they are mirrored. And the one server alone is almost 700 gig so it left me with no room at all. Thanks for the help. I am very new to Hyper-V and Im learning the hard way it seems.
Thank you very much for the help.