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Expanding volume on basic disk on Hyper-V replicated cluster

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Hi,

I expanded a disk for a VM in Hyper-V. Now I need to expand the volume but it has no contiguous space and it's a basic disk. Windows suggests to convert it to a dynamic disk but I heard that it might not be such a good idea to convert it to a dynamic disk.

Is it true that there is a risk in converting it to dynamic? And if so, how can I proceed? The volume needs urgent expanding.

Thanks for your help!
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Thank you all for the valuable inputs. I will proceed to create a new VHDX and "migrate" the fileshare to this VHDX. Just have to find out how to do that with the least user impact but the problem stated above was solved as such!
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Once everything has been sync'd over schedule an outage of about 5 minutes.

Remove the existing shares then recreate them on the newly set up folders with the data in them.

NOTE: Make sure the base folder permissions are set properly _before_ running the sync job!

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