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Expansion of Thick Provision Eager Zeroed Drive

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I have a VM that will be cloned shortly.  However, the drive needs to be expanded from 125GB to 300 GB.  Is it possible to expand a Thick Provision Eager Zeroed Drive?  Right now the option to do so is greyed out.
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by:Scott C
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Do you have snapshots?  If so, delete the snapshots and try again.

Once you add the space, don't forget to expand it at the OS level as well.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Yes, it's always possible.

Check for what has already been posted - SNAPSHOTS...

and you may want to read my EE Article to check correctly.....

and also the disk is not IDE.

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk
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