Reduce available hard drive space after having already provisioned it?
Posted on 2014-04-21
The following is a scenario...
Say that I have already provisioned a VMware based virtual server to have 250 GB of a physical host's total 500 GB hard drive space. And that this server has been used for a few months, but has not had its actual hard drive capacity (windows visible) used beyond 70gb.
I would like to move this VM to a server that has more RAM and compute, but that only has 220 GB of physical hard drive space left. Is it possible to edit the virtual machine settings to reduce its hard drive capacity from 250 to say 160 GB, so that it can be accommodated by the new host I would like to move it to?
Or is it not possible to reduce virtual hard drives after the fact?