On Tue, 24 Feb 2009 14:00:25 -0800 (PST), jj <jjersey@xxxxxx>
>On Feb 23, 2:48 pm, Richard McBride
>> Hi there
>> Is there a simple way to increase the size of a virtual disk in Virtual
>> Server 2005? I have a 20GB vhd and I want to make it a 40GB vhd.
>There is a way, although I wouldn't say it's easy. You need the
>vhdresizer tool http://vmtoolkit.com/files/folders/c...s/entry87.aspx
>What you'll end up with is another Virtual Disk which you'll need to
>add to the VM guest - use Disk Manager to see the new partition.
As soon as the new disk is also added to the guest, you start up the
guest (from the old VHD). Then go to ComputerManagement/DiskManager
and select the new drive there. You will see that it is a 40 Gb drive
tyhat is hosting a 20 Gb partition and 20 Gb free space.
Now select the partition and use the command to enlarge it to use the
full disk space.
Next shut down the guest and go to the properties of the guest and
switch tye primary disk to the new VHD file and disable the secondary
Now when you restart the guest you will have a 40Gb C: drive.
But a question:
Why not make the new disk bigger, say 128 Gb instead. If it is
dynamically expanding it won't use up any more space on the host than
tyhe 40Gb disk will. But after some time when you have filled up the
40Gb you are goiung to have to repeat the above steps. But with the
bigger VHD this will not happen until much later.
Bo Berglund (Sweden)