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Detaching a Vmware disk

Posted on 2014-03-06
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Hello,

We had a file server VM with 3 hard disks. Now one of the drives I migrated all of the data off of it. I was wondering if i can disconnect the drive for now and if needed add it later (like a cd-rom drive)?
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Question by:Cobra25
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by:Abhilash
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Yes. You can select the Virtual machine. Go to Edit Setting>Select the Hard Disk and then click on "Remove from virtual machine".
This will disconnect the hard disk but it will still be present in the VM's folder.
Later you can add it back when needed.

If you want to destroy and re-create it later you can select "Remove from virtual machine and delete files from disk"
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by:Chris Millard
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Yes, but also be aware that if you had (have) any programs, files or mappings that reply on that drive that you may end up with some errors.
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by:Cobra25
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THanks for the info.

How i do add it back again?
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To Add it back, Go to VM>Edit Settings> Add Hardware>Hard disk.
When you reach the point where it gives an option to create a new one or use existing, you can choose use existing hard disk and browse to the location where the VMDK file is present and finish the wizard.
That will add the hard disk back to the VM.
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