Sometimes we might have the need to add temporary disk space to vm guests and then remove the disk space later. Usually we add a disk and then remove it later when it is not needed any more. Another option, I guess is to use a thin provisioned disk that can be shrunk to reclaim unused space.
1. I was however wondering if there are any tricks or tools that let me add a disk to a dynamic partition, and then remove the disk later without breaking the whole partition? I guess the data is striped over the disks in the dynamic set.
2. From what I know, a thick provisioned disks file system can be shrunk, but the disk itself can not be shrunk even though the file system is not using the whole disk. Is this fact the same today, or are there any tricks out there that let me shrink a thick provisioned disk as of today?