Wondering if anyone can shed any light here, we have a Terminal Server that we are trying to set up with ASR, the person that originally set the TS up created a 1 TB Dynamic disk from the Hyper-V Host before extending the C:\ partition into this unallocated space.
End result is a 1TB C:\
Unfortunately we can't shrink this down whilst the TS is on, we have tried defragmenting and shrinking the disk down but the original image for the TS came from some heavily fragmented Laptop disks which I am led to believe is the cause, due to files that sit at the end of the disk and can't be moved whenever we try to carry out a shrink operation on the disk.
If we try to set up ASR we get an error message on the Azure portal stating that the local C:\ exceeds the 300GB limit.
I'm at a bit of a loss really with what to do next, we have tried defragment, disabling hibernate, shadow copies, pagefile, and we are still unable to shrink the partition due to the above issues.
My next thought was to try using Windows Server Backup to backup the existing C:\ volume, my concern is though that this backup will just back the C:\ as a 1TB partition despite the C:\ only using 270 odd GB of this.
Other thought was to use Storagecraft to backup the TS before conducting a shrink on the partition from Storagecrafts recovery environment although I do believe their technology uses Microsofts inbuilt shrink so we could potentially run into the same issues.
do any of you tech gurus have any suggestions as to how I can shrink this C:\ down to less than 300GB or somehow get ASR to accept and backup a Generation 1 C:\ volume larger than 300GB.