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How do you all do Hard Drive (VHD) Clean-ups on Hyper-V VM's?

Just wondering what you guys do to clean up the hard drives, virtual hard drives to be exact, on virtual machines being ran by a hyper-V host. We have some VM's that need some space cleared up and there's not much space left on the host.

On some servers we've used things like ccleaner and other similar apps, but I just wanted to see what you all use on VM's to make sure I don't corrupt any of them.
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Jason Kidman

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Jason Kidman

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So is the compact option kind of like a defrag for a VHDX?  From the sound of it, it will compact the files, opening up more space on the VHDX, all without deleting any files or making the VHDX smaller.  Correct?
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correct best to make sure the client has defragged the drive first
Jason Kidman

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thanks ans sorry for the delay!
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