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Migrating C:\ only in a VM to another VMDK disk ?

Hi All,

I've got one Big SQL Server production VM that was deployed incorrectly by the contractor with 4x drive like below:

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My question is:

1. How to detach or migrate the C:\ drive only to separate VMDK drive, so I can maximize the Disk 0 capacity ?
2. Is it possible to start the VM with no impact to the SQL Server functionality after the C:\ partition migration to dedicated VMDK as the new C:\ drive with no drive letter change ?

How can I achieve this ?

Thanks
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Hi Andrew,

So how do I do that ?
is it using Vmware converter ? what's the high level steps
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No it's not using VMware Converter.

Depends what data you have on those drives, and you may need to use SQL Manager to move the Logs and Databases.
Thanks all for the suggestion.

Can I use VMware converter to do something?
I've just realized that Disk 1, 2 and 3 is iSCSI LUN that is presented only to this VM by using the Windows built-in iSCSI initiator to the NAS.
Yes, VMware Converter will convert to a VMDK.

but I thought this was a question about C: drive ?
Yes, the question is on the C: drive.

I assume if I create it as VMDK, would it be possible that the Disk 0 drive E:\ and D:\ is closed to separate disk like Disk 4 drive E:\ and D:\ in the new VM ?
and then after that, I can just delete the Disk 0 drive E:\ and D:\ followed by running the SQL server services again ?
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