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Posted on 2014-11-11
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I am new to vmware and i have a basic question.  I have a vm that has two partitions,
my network administrator accidentally added more disk space to the OS drive instead of the data drive as requested.  
i don't have access to vsphere.
when i look into disk management i see disk 0 and disk 1.  disk 0 has the space he allocated to the wrong drive.  it is listed as 35 gb and unallocated as disk 0.   is there anyway he can take that disk space back?   attached is screenshot.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Unfortunately, the answer is NO, not easily. Did he make a snapshot before the change, did he backup the server, and complete a restore....

otherwise....

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