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Does a dynamic VHD automatically add space to its local drives?

OK, this might be a stupid question but I'm new to this. Dealing with Hyper-V server 2008. So let's say I got a dyamic VHD which has a 70gb max when i inspect it in Hyper-V, and then the C: drive of ...
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Shrinking and extending disks on Server while running?

So I have a server with Hyper-V and a Drive C: (OS) and D. Drive D stores all of the VHDs that I run. Drive C shows up as Disk 0, and D as Disk 1 under Disk Management respectively. Now Drive D gets ...
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Finding out what part of the virtual disk does a section of a VHD file correspond to

There's been a little disk corruption and I've identified that a 4K chunk of the VHD file is missing, and I know its offset in the file. I'd like figure out what location in the underlying virtual ...
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Cannot turn off disk write caching on Azure VM with no host cache

I've created Azure VM and attached a data vhd disk with "None" host cache. Next, if I run disk management on Windows and open drive properties, there is Policies tab which shows a checkbox indicating ...
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Using Micrososft Azure Backup for backing up VHDs

is it possible to backup my VHD files with Microsoft Azure Backup? Does it upload only the file differences or does it upload the complete file every time? I dont want to upload the complete file ...
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Can't see other VHDs after detaching another. Azure Ubuntu VM

We have encountered high Disk IO on our Ubuntu 14.04 VM's running mongoDB. On Windows Azure. To solve this issue we have changed the VM size from A2 to A3 (to add the additional data discs) and ...
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qemu-img VHD to raw image convert results in bad geometry:

Is anyone else able to reproduce this? Using StarWind V2V Image Converter on Windows, I'm able to get a valid disk.img file, so the source image.vhd is clean (pulled down from rackspace). Is this a ...
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Move vhd from Win7 to Win8

I have been natively booting a Win7 .vhd on a Win7 machine for some years. I have copied the .vhd to a Win8.1 machine and it will not natively boot. %windir%\system32\logfiles\srt\SrtTail says ...
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Create a VHD file from a Linux disk

I have a disk containing CentOS 5.8 that was removed from a dead box. I would like to make a VHD file from this disk so I can run a virtual machine (instead of a new physical machine). The Virtual ...
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Converting a VMDK file to VHD

I am having trouble with converting a vmdk file to a vhd file. Is it possible to convert a vmdk file without running it in a VM. So it will just convert and create the same file but in VHD format? ...
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how to attach (mount) VHD which is currently used by Hyper-V VM to the host?

I want to be able to read data from the Hyper-V VMs on the host. I understand I can go to DISM and attach VHD there - but it requires a VM to be offline - otherwise I get the following error: ...
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XenServer 6.2: reattach SR but all disks have no description

I have recently reinstalled XenServer on my server. All the VHD files were stored on my NAS via NFS, so I re-added the NFS SR after reinstallation. However, all my VMs seem to be missing, and the ...
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Windows Sever 2000 machine with striped scsi disk to VHD

Currently have a lot of servers running legacy applications that only work with W2k running on very old hardware that needs to be replaced. The plan is to convert each current machine into a VHD and ...
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I have a Linux VHD with multiple partitions on it. How do I mount them ALL and migrate to Hyper-V?

I have a Linux-VHD that I pulled from from Azure. The VHD has partitions for os, sdc1, sdd1 and sde1 (4 Part). The files I want to recover are on one main partition for Hyper-V. How do I mount and ...
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Backup Hyper-V To Google Drive?

I was thinking about backing up a Hyper-V host to the cloud and a potentially crazy idea came to mind. With Google Drive, you can get 1TB of storage for 2 bucks a month. This would be more than ...
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VHD to physical drive with no host os

I have installed windows server 2012 r2 with exchange 2010 on it on virtual machine (Hyper-V) I need to move VHD to physical drive. I know that windows can boot VHD images, but i need to move OS ...
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VMWare 4.0 - Adding LUN from Server2012R2 iSCSI Target - Capacity 2TB, Available 102.40GB?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 hosting some iSCSI targets/LUNs from a local raided JBOD via Virtual Disks. I have created a thin provisioned 2TB VHDX in Windows and have added the target to VMWare. ...
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Migrate Azure machine to Google Compute Virtual Machine

We would like to migrate our SaaS offer from Azure to Google Cloud Engine. Our current solution: Run on Windows 2012 server, while the current offering by Google enables the usage of Windows 2008 ...
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Azure VM crashed and I recovered the VHD however cloud-init prevents me from booting it locally

One of our VM's suddenly was stuck at 100% CPU load and was unable to be reached from SSH. Rebooting did not help, nor did creating a new VM from the existing VHD. I downloaded the VHD. However, I'm ...
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Resizing VHDX Fixed Disk

I recently converted a Dynamic VHD disk that was 95GB in size(only uses 60GB inside the guest) and now as a fixed disk it is 170GB in size. How can I resize the newly created fixed disk to under ...
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Compacting VHD disk images when they are dynamic

I have a Hyper-V server running on WS2012. I have a Windows 7 running as a dynamic disk. I delete files and more from within to attempt to save disk space and reduce the size. However, the size does ...
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TFS Running on VHD - How to split across multiple drives

I have a TFS instance which is running on a Hyper-V VHD. The VHD is now getting to the stage where it's reaching the size of the physical hard drive in the server. I will therefore buy another hard ...
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Windows 2012R2 as RDSH and rollback to clean state

I am in the process of installing a new Windows 2012R2 server in Remote Desktop Session Host mode that will work as a "terminal server" inside a classroom. The idea then is that after the server is ...
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How to get the Physical path of a mounted VHD in Windows Server 2008 R2

I have 2 VHD mounted on my server. I know where one of the actual VHDs is stored. But I have no clue as to where the second one is physically located. I have googled a lot and did not find any easy ...
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Error while booting VMDK in VMWare Player; UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

Hi all and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. My employer has provided me with three VMDK files, each representing a different hard drive of a VM. My aim is to get these converted to ...
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Trim Azure VHD size in Windows 2008

I have an azure virtual machine and due to a broken backup script, it has previously used the entire 127GB of space. My virtual machine is now only using 20GB however I'm still being charged for the ...
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Can I convert a physical non-bootable sata volume to a VHD image for mounting in a VM as 2nd volume?

I'm converting physical machines in the office to virtual machines using Disk2vhd, and it doesn't list the second physical hard drive that is in one of the physical machines. Does that mean I cannot ...
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Convert Folders to VHD file

I have a partition 200 GB contain 100 GB of Data, the Data is a huge number of files and folders (about million of files and folders). I want to copy this 100 GB of Data to another partition but i ...
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Create VHD file from a folder?

My scenario : I have 100 Gb of data that contain a lot of folders and files , so is there a way to create a VHD file from this folders and files ? Any help is thankful .
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Does Hyper-V support digital signatures with VHD disk files?

Does Hyper-V provide a mechanism (like ESX/vSphere) to identify digitally signed VHD files? Is it even possible to sign a VHD file? Background: I am trying to provide a virtual appliance to my ...
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Using VHD disk as a centralized backup device?

i have 2 physical servers (3rd will come later) and 2 hyper-vs on 1st one. I would use Windows Server Backup utility for backup all systems. Was thinking about to buy NAS, so i bought it, Synology ...
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Most VMS refuse to start

Setup: Virtual Host, running server 2012, hosting around 10 production VMs Problem: Last night, 2 VMs stopped with no warning, event log notification, or any information. The rest of the VMs on this ...
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Configure Windows 2012 VHD to boot in Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V

I have a server running Windows 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. I use this server routinely to create Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 VHDs to boot within Hyper-V and natively. I have created a VHD, used imagex to ...
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Correct VHDX sector size in Hyper-V enviroment for a RAID array

What is the correct sector size (which available in Powershell as options, when creating a new vhdx) for RAID10 array with default stripe size? I am using LSI 9271-4i controller and 4x Seagate ...
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Convert Hyper-V .vhdx file for import into .vhd file for xenserver import?

A VM was sent to me as .vhdx instead of .vhd and I need to import it into xenserver which supports .vhd but not .vhdx. I looked at the following solutions: Convert-VHD via Powershell Hyper-V ...
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Mount .vhd stored on ext3-NAS in Windows 7 without copying to NTFS Disk. Is this possible?

i have an vhd-Image stored on a NAS. I can't directly mount it, because the NAS stores the file in an ext3-system (i read this is causing trouble). I can't copy the file to a NTFS disc, because it's ...
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Converting physical Win2008 Machine into Hyper-V virtual machine on same box. Change SID?

We only have one hardware box. We converted our C drive into a VHD. We want to run install Hyper-V on our server to then load the new VHD as a virtual machine. We will be updating the physical box ...
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How can I convert my virtual CentOS server harddrives from physical targets to VHD?

I have a virtual machine running CentOS 5 on a Windows server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role installed. The virtual machine has two harddrives installed that points to physical disks on an iSCSI target ...
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Hyper-V VHD Expand and keeping snapshots?

I have a Virtual Machine and it includes OS and other programs of course. ATM I have around 5 Snapshots. The Disk Space is running low and I wanted to expand the VHD. I enter VM's settings and ...
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Disk latency within a virtual machine

I've been looking at some performance issues on a clustered virtual machine in our organisation. Actually this problem seems to affect most of the virtual machines I have looked at. Both host and VM ...
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Can you increase the size of a VHDX in Hyper-V at a later time?

I have a Hyper-V 2012 server with a 2GB disk. Currently, there is 50GB free on this disk as the remainder is assigned to a VHDX. I need to migrate a Windows Server Installation into a new copy of ...
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What is the most reliable and effective way to compact a Hyper-V or Boot to VHD Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) file

I've seen (and tried) many ways to skin this cat, but none are quite as effective as I thought and require a number of manual steps. Here is my scenario: 1) I have installed an OS on a Dynamic ...
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Import VMs with differencing VHD into Hyper-V 2012

I've recently installed Windows Server 2012 to my test server to run Hyper-V test environment. I have bunch of old VMs which were created in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V which I didn't export in ...
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Attach storage drive in a VM via iSCSI initiator or VHDX on the Hyper-V host

Our current 200-user infrastructure is based upon XenServer and a StarWind iSCSI SAN. The C: drives for the virtual server's OS are mounted in XenServer SR volumes which are in turn virtual hard disks ...
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Recreate Azure virtual machine from existing and working disk

This morning I found that my Azure VM was dead dead. It was impossible for me to reboot or shut it down. Anyway I managed to delete the VM instance and make a snapshot copy of the VHD (who never ...
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Compact/Shrink an Expandable/Dynamic VHD to fully recover space

If I create an expandable Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) with a maximum size of 50Gb, fill it with 48Gb of files, and then reduce that amount to 25Gb, what is the most efficient and sure-fire way of ...
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How to duplicate a VHD with Windows 7 so others can use it?

I have created a VHD image with Windows 7, Visual Studio 2010 and a couple of SDKs, which took a while to install. Now I want to share this VHD with my coleagues so they don't have to go through the ...
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Extract data from VHD

I cant attach the vhd to server 2008 disk management as it says the disc is invalid But it does run in HyperV, but as I need it offline I cant extract it when the hyperV is running. Any ideas?
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Import Xen Server VHD

I am trialing using a distributed file system as the backend storage for my Xen Servers. I have set up the DFS (distributed file system) (using CentOS and GlusterFS) and everything is working ...
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Diskpart breaking drive letters after powershell script is run

I built a script that mounts (attach) a VHD using Diskpart, cleans out some system files and then unmounts (detach) it. It uses a foreach loop and is suppose to clean multiple VHD using the same drive ...