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Removing snapshot after removing guest hard disc

I have a server with ESXi 5.5 installed. I recently wanted to add a new hard disk to one of the guests. After adding the virtual disk to it, I took a snapshot just to be sure that nothing would go ...
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Exchange 2010 VHD Corrupted But Is Not

I am experiencing a strange problem with my Exchange 2010 server. The virtual disk holding all Exchange databases on the Exchange server is acting like it is corrupted. If I run chkdsk E: /F is says ...
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How to relate cloudstack volume ID to guest virtual block device ID?

Under CloudStack 4.2.1, I have an Ubuntu 14.04 guest with 3 attached volumes of the same size. From the CloudStack management page, I can see that each attached volume has a name and an ID (and a ...
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Disk Space Difference On Hyper-V Server OS VS VM Guest OS

I have a Windows Sever 2012 Standard 64-bit running Hyper-V. The Hyper-V is hosting a guest OS of Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. I noticed that I was running out of disk space on my server. So I ...
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Managing disks for File Server on Hyper-V VM

I want to set up a File Server role on a Hyper-V VM on a Windows 2012 Server host. What would be the best way to set up the system in terms of handling the underlying storage disk? The scenario's I ...
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How to mount Azure drive to the local windows?

How to mount Azure drive (attach disk) to the local windows? Does already exist some tool for this? So use case is the following. I have a attached disk to the virtual machine in the azure. Now I ...
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How to mount iso file with IPMI from another server?

I want to mount a ISO file which hosted on another server as virtual disk with IPMI. In web interface which has Share Host and etc, I cannot mount any file. ISO file path is /home/file.ISO on the ...
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How can I boot a vm on Hyper-V 2012 when it has a virtual hard-drive missing?

We have a Hyper-V 2012 server with 8 VM's on. We have attached extra virtual hard-drives to each of the computers to store backups on. These drives are stored on a NAS. After a power failure, we ...
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How to shrink a virtual disk using Resize-VirtualDisk on Windows Server 2012

I accidentally extended a virtual disk size from 2TB to 21TB (due to entering 2.1TB on a different regional setting). Now apparently I cannot shrink the virtual disk afterwards (Not Supported)?! Can ...
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What is the maximum virtual disk size in KVM [closed]

We have a server with 12 TB hard disk. I am planning to install KVM. The question is how much maximum disk space one vm can use? I need 5 TB vm disk. is it possible?
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How to delete a VM from datastore if it is locked?

we are using Esxi 4.1. One of the VM is there in datastore which could not be deleted due to the files were locked. We were trying to reload the VM into inventory by creating new VM with custom ...
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Problems with RAID1 array being recognised

I have put a new RAID card (UCS-51) into my Dell Precision T5400. I have connected this to 2 x 1TB SATA disks. I have configured a mirror array in the RAID bios. The array shows when I boot ...
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Is there a tool that take a set of VHD files, and that produce a base disk + differentiating disks?

On my Hyper-V R2 virtual platform, I'm often using differentiating disks to preserve disk space. Basically, I have this hierarchy of differentiating disk : OS 1.vhd Dev platform.vhd User 1 dev ...
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How can I copy a VHD image back to a physical disc?

It's quite easy to backup a real drive to VHD, e.g. with Sysinternal's Disk2VHD on XP or with Windows Image Backup on Windows 7. But how do I copy that file back? It's possible by booting a recovery ...
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Solaris disk types: Ramdisk, hard disk, SVM mirror volume.. Are there any others?

I am particularly interested if there are any network mounted disk types that can be used in ZFS.
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Virtual Disk Service Initialization Failed - Server 2008 SP2 (not R2)

I have about 50 sites with server 2008 SP2 32 or 64 Bit deployments. This issues seems to affect both. After a undetermined amount of time after a reboot (days, weeks, can't say for sure, Random), ...
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VMWare Workstation virtual vs physical disk?

I recently started playing with VM and saw that I have 2 options when creating a VM, I can use a Virtual Disk or a Physical Disk. I belive using the physical disk would be faster and better and I ...
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How can the “actual” size of VHD/VMDK files be reduced after deleting unwanted files?

Somewhat akin to this question I asked on superuser, and this one for Hyper-V, after deleting files from a VM, how can the virtual disks be resized back downwards? For example, perhaps the VM has ...
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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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A space-efficient guest filesystem for grow-as-needed virtual disks?

A common practice is to use non-preallocated virtual disks. Since they only grow as needed, it makes them perfect for fast backup, overallocation and creation speed. Since file systems are usually ...
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RAID Virtual Disk Configuration / Partitioning in Operating System?

I have 6 x 1TB SAS for my new server. I want to create 3 partitions: one for OS, one for Virtual Machines, one for share data. There are 2 options for me: Option A: Create 3 Virtual Disks in RAID ...
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VMWare various disk type advantages/disadvantages

As we all know, we can create various disk types in VMWare: 0 : single growable virtual disk 1 : growable virtual disk split in 2GB files 2 : preallocated virtual disk 3 : preallocated virtual disk ...