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HyperV VHD question

I was wondering what my options are for a VHD file I have reaching 2TB.  I know 2TB is the maximum.  I am running HyperV in Windows 2008 R2 and I am looking for options.  The issue is that the VHD is the exchange data drive with the logs and database files.  Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
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Commented:
Split 'em up. It the logs on a different VHD. That should buy you some time short term so you can start planning on upgrading to 2012 R2, which supports VHDX with a much higher size limit.
First off are your log files being truncated by your backup solution? If not this is your first issue to resolve and will result in log files being purged so that may free up some space. Otherwise I agree with Cliff, add another drive to your VM and move the log files away from the database files, this is a simple step and should alleviate the problem. You can also create new datastores and split those to separate drives too if moving to 2012 is not in the immediate future.
see this http://www.buchatech.com/2010/10/move-exchange-2007-stores-logs-to-a-different-disk/
Kash2nd Line Engineer

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you need general house keeping doing on the exchange as 2TB is massive and you are hitting it.
Even windows server backup truncates the log files.
if your log files are getting bigger then you may want to enable circular logging to buy you some time.
the above suggestions are very valid as well.

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The log files are on a separate VHD and yes the backup solution does truncate the log files, the data VHD is just edb files from the database.