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Mount VHD as ReadOnly

So I have the following scenario - two servers, one is Web server, another is a Backup server. Both running Windows Server 2012 R2 I have a mapped drive on Web referencing Backup I have a VHD I ...
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1TB .vhd won't copy via Robocopy, access denied error 5

OK, I'm about to drive down to Mexico and bust this server with a hammer. Basically, the RAID 5 array is hosed, so we need to copy everything off it so we can rebuild the array. I have everything ...
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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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Using virtual hard drive as data container, what are the possible downsides?

At the moment I am using exclusively Windows 7, but I intend to move all the data to a Ubuntu server with Snapraid as redundancy for non-volatile data and software RAID for more changeable data. For ...
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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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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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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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VHD with 3 partitions and 3 operating systems. How to split?

Got a guy on the other side of Earth who needs a sole partition off of a vhd so he can do his job. The entire vhd is over 490gb. The 1 partition is about 80. So I want to split the the vhd up into ...
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Azure Linux based VM could not start. Internal server error

We have our own Linux based distribution for which we created a .vhd file from .iso using VirtualBox. We uploaded the .vhd to Azure following the instructions given here: https://azure.microsoft.com/...
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Resize Array 0 VHD to smaller size

I have 2 VHDs which are members of a RAID-0 to create a 3 TB volume. We deleted a lot of the data from this RAID and I need to free up some space the VHDs are taking, about 1.5 TB. I tried using the ...
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How to dismount a VHD that has been absorbed into a Storage Space

Normally in Windows, you can create a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD), see it in the Disk Management, right-click, and remove it: No problem. Storage Spaces Hides Disks I want to test the resiliency of ...
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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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XenServer VHD data recovery

I have the exported disk image of a VM from XenCenter in VHD format. I used compress from the settings, if that has any impact. How I can access the files without creating VM? I have the VM settings ...
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Disk2VHD scheduled backup script

I'm using such simple backup script using Disk2VHD. I would like to change it a little bit so it would check the C disk drive usage and compare it with F drive, so old images would be only removed if ...
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How to deploy VHD image to physical disk?

I'm trying to take a VHD containing a generalized Windows install from azure and deploy the image to a physical disk on one of our servers. What's the best way to go about doing this? Can I use ...
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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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Windows 7 compact dynamic VHD

In windows 7 we now have the ability to create and attach VHD files as drives. Does anyone know how we can compact the dynamic disks from within windows 7?
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Vdisk (vhd) to physical

I have a VHD file that was created by a citrix provisioning server. It is specific to a computer model. I was wanting to transfer the vhd onto the physical disk. Can anyone think of a way to do this? ...
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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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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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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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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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Changing CPU speed and dynamic VHD to static VHD in Hyper-V

I have two question. First, Can someone help me with advice about how to limit and improve the CPU usage on the VMs (hyper-v)? Or maybe you have links about this topic. The other question is about how ...
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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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How do I change the size of a VHD?

I have a fixed size virtual hard drive that is running out of space. What's a good way to go about increasing the size? This VHD is created from Microsoft Virtual PC and/or Microsoft Virtual Server.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...