troubleshooting Question

Hyper-V regaining disk space?

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Hyper-VWindows Server 2012Virtualization
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Ok so basically I have a 3.63TB Physical storage partition on my Windows 2012 server storing VHD files for x2 Virtual machines x1 VHDX for the Server OS and x1 VHDX for the Storage.

I've recently had a few issues restoring data within side the VM I had to restore 300GB worth of data then delete and start again etc and noticed the physical storage has hardly any space left and I need to restore the data back inside the VM again but need to make more space before doing so.
Obviously with all the changes that's gone on it's as though it's not reduced the actual VHDX for the storage just made it grow which by the way set as a Differencing virtual hard disk at 896GB and the parent is fixed at 2TB.

I've tried compacting both the vhdx and the avhdx which has made no difference to the their File size.
It's as though I need to defrag the avhdx file to get the space back but I'm not sure and haven't had to mess about much with Hyper-V in this type of scenario before.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Many Thanks
Brendan M
Senior Systems Administator

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