I have stood up a 2008 R2 Server running only a Hyper-V role. The *.vhd files are stored on a separate partition. The files (including hidden files) within the C:\ drive consume about 12 GB of disk space. Yet, when I check the local disk, C:\, it says that I am using 73.4 GB of space. This was not the case before I configured the box to run the Hyper-V role.
So, my questions are:
- Where is this space being used if not within the directory structure?
- Is this directly attributable to Hyper-V?
- Will this space consumption grow as I add another .vhd?
- Are there other files besides the .vhd that need to be, or can be, stored outside of the system directory?
The goal here is to make sure we do not run out of space on the system drive as we anticipate adding 4-6 virtual machines in the immediate future.
Thanks for your help.