Server2008R2 Hyper-V Convert Dynamic VHD to Fixed of BIGGER size.


I'd like to backup the VHDs on a Hyper-V host, overnight, ideally whilst on-line. The VMs are dynamic therefore I understand that only offline backup is possible (without throwing vast amounts of money at it).

How can I, for example, take an existing dynamic VM (with a max expansion size of, say, 1TB) and convert it to a 1.5TB FIXED VHD?

Are the tools in Hyper-V capable or is it a 3rd party job?

Alternatively, any affordable tips on backing up online dynamic VHDs will be gratefully received  too :-)

Kind regards,

Andy HowardSupportAsked:
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Unitrends UEB is free for up to 4 VMs.

Windows Native backup can backup running VMs but the 3rd party tools are way better.

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Andy HowardSupportAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Answered and I am trying to ask another one but it won't let me.
Andy HowardSupportAuthor Commented:
I used the trial version at the time and it worked well. Thank you for the heads-up
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