I have an Azure server on which I now realize I'm paying a fortune for a 1TB SSD, when in reality I only need about 400GB of HDD.
I took a snapshot of the SSD and stored it in Azure, then created a new HDD. Azure wouldn't let me make the new disk smaller than 1 TB, since that was the snapshot size, so...OK, at least I'll save on HDD vs SSD.
So I attached this new drive to my server, but now for some reason I can't bring it online:
"Access denied"?! But I'm the guy who created it, and I'm logged in as a Windows admin.
Maybe it's a conflict with the drive letter? My current drive is labeled
F:, so maybe the snapshot also wants to force this new drive to be
F:? So I tried detaching the existing drive, but that didn't help, either.
So, how do I attach this drive? (Bonus points if you can tell me how to shrink the size of the new disk, too.)