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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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VHD File Structure - Repair Corrupted VHD

I have a corrupt VHD that I need to get data off of. It is a Windows 2003 x32 Hyper-V Virtual Machine (NTFS). I have a nearly identical version of that VM without the data on it that works. Using a ...
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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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What are the possible reasons why Hyper-V can't compact a VHD?

I am hosting several virtual machines on a host running Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. The disks were originally provisioned on a different server (2008, not R2) about 16 months ago, and were migrated onto ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Disk2VHD and Hyper-V

I want to virtualize a physical machine and I used Disk2Vhd to convert the Hard drive to a .vhd file. My issue is that when I attach this vhd in Hyper-V, and try to install "Integration Services", ...
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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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How to unmount a VHD in Windows 7. There is no unmount option

I mounted a VHD file in Windows 7 using the Disk Manager. Once mounted, there is no option to Unmount it. The only thing close to such an option that I can find is if I click the icon in the taskbar ...
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(0xC03A0014) Failed to add device 'Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk'

We had Windows 2008 SP2 Server. It was crashed due to mother board problem. After we got new motherboard we have installed Windows 2008 R2. Now when we try to attach Old VHD File we are getting ...
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WIM2VHD failing with “Cannot derive Volume GUID from mount point.”

I'm trying to use WIM2VHD according to the instructions on Scott Hanselman's blog post to create a Sysprepped VHD image to boot from. I've installed the WAIK, and I have my Windows 7 sources mounted ...
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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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Hyper-V Virtual Disk Creation Taking Forver

After some struggle, I finally managed to set up Hyper-V 2008 R2 on our server. So I connected to it using the Hyper-V Manager from a Windows 7 client and used the "New Virtual Machine Wizard". I set ...
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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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Mount an VHD on Mac OS X

Is it possible (how) to mount an VHD file created by Windows 7 in OS X? I found some information about how to do this on linux. There is a fuse fs "vdfuse" which uses virtualbox libs to mount ...
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Using Diskpart in a PowerShell script won't allow script to reuse drive letter

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 ...
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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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How to garantee the state of a VM? Make sure Software doesn't change

I want to make sure that I can stop a machine, on Hyper-v with windows VMs, and then I can start it, being sure that nothing changed inside the VHD. Is this possible? Can I make like an MD5 of ...
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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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How to create a VHD file from a folder?

Is it a way to create a VHD virtual drive image from files in existing folder? I know that it can be done programmatically via .NET framework API, but maybe it's already exists a tool that can be run ...
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Save OS .vhd for later installation [closed]

One of my system administrator had an virtual machine (of Win 7 OS) that we used as a testing OS. Now if we need to have a fresh machine, she used to give that very quickly w/o installing the OS ...
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Hyper-V Boot failure on VHD made with Acronis?

hoping someone can advise on my problem, I am running Hyper-V core and trying to create my first VM for testing purposes. Using Acronis True Image echo server with UR I converted a Seerver 2000 tib to ...
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How do I convert a VMWare VMDK HDD file to a HyperV VHD file?

What's the best way to convert a VMWare VMDK HDD file to a HyperV VHD file? I've been tasked with converting our environment to HyperV for evaluation purposes. We are MSDN subscribers, so the MS ...
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Windows 7 boot manager editor as an option in boot manager

Is there any boot manager editor that I can run in DOS (possibly) before the system will load and edit boot manager itself? I would like to delete, edit VHD's and other files, copying them from the ...
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What good is a VHD backup if you can't boot the Machine in Virtual PC?

I've read that you cannot boot from the VHD backups that Vista Ultimate / Server 2008 creates. However you can mount them with vhdmount. So if you can't boot it then what good is the VHD backup over ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 backup - what is generating all the change data?

We have a small, relatively idle Windows Server 2008 R2 installation that does basic file sharing and hosts Exchange for about 10 not very active users. When running a windows server backup, the ...
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samba server as network storage for VHD discs

I am looking for solution for 128-256 diskless HPC servers, want to create one vhd file with Windows system on it, sysprep and create 256 branching differential discs for each computational node in ...