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  1. #1


    JackSpratt Guest

    Expand a vhd

    No doubt this has been asked a thousand times.
    Easy way to increase the size of a vhd?
    I seem to have underestimated how quickly I would use up the size of my
    win2.8k virtual.

    Did a quick Google and found talk of 3rd party tools and stuff.
    Does it take that?

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  3. #2


    Steve Jain Guest

    RE: Expand a vhd

    Yes. YOu can't expand a VHD beyond its maximum size without 3rd party tools
    or imaging it to a larger VHD

    "JackSpratt" wrote:

    > No doubt this has been asked a thousand times.
    > Easy way to increase the size of a vhd?
    > I seem to have underestimated how quickly I would use up the size of my
    > win2.8k virtual.
    >
    > Did a quick Google and found talk of 3rd party tools and stuff.
    > Does it take that?
    > .
    >

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  4. #3


    RCan Guest

    Re: Expand a vhd

    yes you can :-)

    1. you do have an Hyper-V system available which can expand a VHD.
    2. Have an Win7/R2 system available and use diskpart for expand the maximum
    size of a VHD -> SELECT VDISK FILE="c:\test\test.vhd" -> EXPAND VDISK
    MAXIMUM=100 (MB)

    Regards
    Ramazan

    "Steve Jain" <essjae@newsgroup> wrote in message
    newsE9662DD-5ACC-400E-BCCA-53696CE60C08@newsgroup

    > Yes. YOu can't expand a VHD beyond its maximum size without 3rd party
    > tools
    > or imaging it to a larger VHD
    >
    > "JackSpratt" wrote:
    >

    >> No doubt this has been asked a thousand times.
    >> Easy way to increase the size of a vhd?
    >> I seem to have underestimated how quickly I would use up the size of my
    >> win2.8k virtual.
    >>
    >> Did a quick Google and found talk of 3rd party tools and stuff.
    >> Does it take that?
    >> .
    >>

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  5. #4


    Steve Jain Guest

    RE: Expand a vhd

    One thing to keep in mind is the maximum limit for a VHD for VPC is 127GB.
    Don't expand it beyond that.

    "JackSpratt" wrote:

    > No doubt this has been asked a thousand times.
    > Easy way to increase the size of a vhd?
    > I seem to have underestimated how quickly I would use up the size of my
    > win2.8k virtual.
    >
    > Did a quick Google and found talk of 3rd party tools and stuff.
    > Does it take that?
    > .
    >

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  6. #5


    JackSpratt Guest

    Re: Expand a vhd

    RCan wrote:

    > yes you can :-)
    >
    > 1. you do have an Hyper-V system available which can expand a VHD.
    > 2. Have an Win7/R2 system available and use diskpart for expand the
    > maximum size of a VHD -> SELECT VDISK FILE="c:\test\test.vhd" -> EXPAND
    > VDISK MAXIMUM=100 (MB)
    Perfect... almost.
    Now my guest OS has 28GB of unallocated space.
    How do I merge this onto the existing drive?


    >
    > Regards
    > Ramazan
    >
    > "Steve Jain" <essjae@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > newsE9662DD-5ACC-400E-BCCA-53696CE60C08@newsgroup

    >> Yes. YOu can't expand a VHD beyond its maximum size without 3rd party
    >> tools
    >> or imaging it to a larger VHD
    >>
    >> "JackSpratt" wrote:
    >>

    >>> No doubt this has been asked a thousand times.
    >>> Easy way to increase the size of a vhd?
    >>> I seem to have underestimated how quickly I would use up the size of my
    >>> win2.8k virtual.
    >>>
    >>> Did a quick Google and found talk of 3rd party tools and stuff.
    >>> Does it take that?
    >>> .
    >>>

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  7. #6


    Bill Grant Guest

    Re: Expand a vhd



    "JackSpratt" <pickledpork@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:OMDQPmw1KHA.5828@newsgroup

    > RCan wrote:

    >> yes you can :-)
    >>
    >> 1. you do have an Hyper-V system available which can expand a VHD.
    >> 2. Have an Win7/R2 system available and use diskpart for expand the
    >> maximum size of a VHD -> SELECT VDISK FILE="c:\test\test.vhd" -> EXPAND
    >> VDISK MAXIMUM=100 (MB)
    >
    > Perfect... almost.
    > Now my guest OS has 28GB of unallocated space.
    > How do I merge this onto the existing drive?
    >
    >
    Extend the partition.



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  8. #7


    JackSpratt Guest

    Re: Expand a vhd

    Bill Grant wrote:

    >
    >
    > "JackSpratt" <pickledpork@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:OMDQPmw1KHA.5828@newsgroup

    >> RCan wrote:

    >>> yes you can :-)
    >>>
    >>> 1. you do have an Hyper-V system available which can expand a VHD.
    >>> 2. Have an Win7/R2 system available and use diskpart for expand the
    >>> maximum size of a VHD -> SELECT VDISK FILE="c:\test\test.vhd" ->
    >>> EXPAND VDISK MAXIMUM=100 (MB)
    >>
    >> Perfect... almost.
    >> Now my guest OS has 28GB of unallocated space.
    >> How do I merge this onto the existing drive?
    >>
    >>
    >
    > Extend the partition.
    >
    >
    using diskpart on the host? on the guest? disk management?
    I tried right clicking on the (guest) C drive and extending but it won't
    let me have the unallocated.

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  9. #8


    JackSpratt Guest

    Re: Expand a vhd

    JackSpratt wrote:

    > Bill Grant wrote:

    >>
    >>
    >> "JackSpratt" <pickledpork@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:OMDQPmw1KHA.5828@newsgroup

    >>> RCan wrote:
    >>>> yes you can :-)
    >>>>
    >>>> 1. you do have an Hyper-V system available which can expand a VHD.
    >>>> 2. Have an Win7/R2 system available and use diskpart for expand the
    >>>> maximum size of a VHD -> SELECT VDISK FILE="c:\test\test.vhd" ->
    >>>> EXPAND VDISK MAXIMUM=100 (MB)
    >>>
    >>> Perfect... almost.
    >>> Now my guest OS has 28GB of unallocated space.
    >>> How do I merge this onto the existing drive?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >> Extend the partition.
    >>
    >>
    >
    > using diskpart on the host? on the guest? disk management?
    > I tried right clicking on the (guest) C drive and extending but it won't
    > let me have the unallocated.

    ok got it
    Run diskpart on guest os

    select disk 0
    disk detail
    select volume 1
    extend

    done.

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  10. #9


    RCan Guest

    Re: Expand a vhd

    ;-)

    Regards
    Ramazan

    "JackSpratt" <pickledpork@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    > JackSpratt wrote:

    >> Bill Grant wrote:

    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "JackSpratt" <pickledpork@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >>> news:OMDQPmw1KHA.5828@newsgroup
    >>>> RCan wrote:
    >>>>> yes you can :-)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 1. you do have an Hyper-V system available which can expand a VHD.
    >>>>> 2. Have an Win7/R2 system available and use diskpart for expand the
    >>>>> maximum size of a VHD -> SELECT VDISK FILE="c:\test\test.vhd" ->
    >>>>> EXPAND VDISK MAXIMUM=100 (MB)
    >>>>
    >>>> Perfect... almost.
    >>>> Now my guest OS has 28GB of unallocated space.
    >>>> How do I merge this onto the existing drive?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Extend the partition.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >> using diskpart on the host? on the guest? disk management?
    >> I tried right clicking on the (guest) C drive and extending but it won't
    >> let me have the unallocated.
    >
    >
    > ok got it
    > Run diskpart on guest os
    >
    > select disk 0
    > disk detail
    > select volume 1
    > extend
    >
    > done.

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