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How to shrink VM HDD into smaller capacity ?

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How to shrink VM HDD into smaller capacity from 100 GB thin provision into 50 GB ?

if possible the VM should not be turned off as it is production Windows Server 2008 box.

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ah ok, so in this case it is not supported with VMware vSphere ESXi 4.1 at all without causing any downtime.

svMotion the VM can only shrink the thin provision VMDK but not shrink the entire assigned disk capacity to the VM.
That is correct, but you can V2V using Converter, and have 30-60s of downtime!
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