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I have a virtual machine with two drives ( C and D ). Windows server 2003.
Running on VMWARE 3.5.
Both drives are on the same vmware datastore.
This vmware datastore is shared with other virtual machines.
I am using a Fibre channel SAN using RAID 5.
I want to take some space away from D and give it to C.
I have done this with Gparted on  a physical machine with local hard drives.
Can I follow the same procedure with Gparted in this scenario?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Yes, exactly the same procedure, no difference.

Make sure you have a full backup not snapshot before you mangle your partitions.

Do you have two virtual disks (vmdks) or two partitions on the same virtual disk?

If you have two partitions on a single virtual disk, this can be done, if you have two virtual disks, you will need to use the following method

The easiest solution is to use , VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1 and complete a V2V

HOW TO:  Synchronize changes when completing a P2V or V2V with VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1
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I have to different vmdks. You referenced VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1. We are on 3.5.
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Okay, you have two virtual disks, you will need to complete a V2V, which would be easier, and use an earlier version of VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1.

e.g. v4.0 or v3.0.3
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Will give that a try and post back.
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Looks like that should work. If I am reading the release notes correctly, 5.1 should work in our 3.5 environment. Any thoughts on using 5.1 in a 3.5 environment?
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I would suggest using 5.1, any issues drop back to an earlier version.
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Actually 5.1 will not create 3.5 virtual machines. I am going to look at earlier versions and post back.
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It could be a while before I actually do this, so I will award points.
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