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1 2012 R2 Server - 1 Hyper V Manager - 2 VMs - 2 Raids - Can I place 1 VM on each Raid?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 with 2 VMs on the same raid 5 drive that is running out of space.

I was suggested one of two options:
1 - Increase the size of the drives.
2 - Setup a second duplicate raid and have 1 VM on each (Doubling the size for each VM).

My concern with option 2 is I cannot find any documentation anywhere saying you can or cannot have Hyper-V Manager run 2 VMs on two different drives (raid or not).

I understand I can import and export to a different host.
I understand I can move the VM storage from one location to another location.

I cannot find any proof that I can have VM1 under D:\VM1 in it's entirety and VM2 under E:\VM2 in it's entirety.

I want each VM to be completely on it's own drive for configuration settings, virtual hard disks, snapshots, etc.

Is this possible?
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JohnnyBCJ
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Tyler BrooksNetwork and Security ConsultantCommented:
Yes, I've done this, albeit accidentally (one vm was created on the C: partition because I forgot to change the default location). You can specify where the VHD lives and there is no reason why it can't be on a different partition than the other vhd.
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Tyler BrooksNetwork and Security ConsultantCommented:
You can also specify where to store the configuration files for the VM and have these stored on the second drive as well.
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JohnnyBCJAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply!
I realized I can specify where the VHD lives but what about the configuration files? The .bin and  .vsv files? , any possible snapshots?
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JohnnyBCJAuthor Commented:
You answered my question before I could submit my reply! haha. Thanks!
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Tyler BrooksNetwork and Security ConsultantCommented:
Sure thing, typically snapshots are automatically stored on the same partition as the VHD as well, just to answer that part.
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JohnnyBCJAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Physical RAID doesn't matter - just move the drives.  Hyper-V can store on any physical drive and which you put it on really depends on performance and purpose - you won't find any documentation because it's not something seen as needing documentation - just do it.
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