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Creating VHD using Microsoft's Systernals Disk2VHD program of production box

I created a VHD file of our small production server (hosting internal web pages for the company). I'd like to set up the VHD up as a dev server so that it'll be a mirror of the production system and I ...
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VM deployement error in Azure

I was getting error while deploying a Windows VM in Azure. This VM image was created from a custom VHD. Error: Provisioning failed. OS provisioning for VM did not finish in the allotted time. The VM ...
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How to mount windows “downloads” folder on a vhdx file

I'd like to know how I can mount a vhdx image as %userprofile%\Downloads folder in windows 10. When I use the 'disk management' tool it doesn't let me click 'ok' when I've selected the 'downloads' ...
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Create a bootable VHD from a single Linux partition

I have a Linux partition on a physical drive. It uses EFI to boot. I would like to move this OS to Azure therefore I am trying to create a bootable VHD. I do not want to create a VHD of the whole ...
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failed to create the virtual hard disk hyper-v

I have 4 hyper-v servers running windows server 2012 R2 that they are in a cluster. I want to create a new virtual machine but i get an error that "failed to create the virtual hard disk",right after ...
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Azure - Disk Snapshots accumulating and costing. Where do they come from?

I have a storage container in Azure (Premium, LRS, General Purpose v1) which has about 7 disks , 1023 GiB each. Upon reviewing the subscription costs breakdown, half of the cost of this account is ...
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Deploying vhd from blob to Azure

We have some troubles in migrating VM(Linux) from local HyperV on Win 10 to Azure Cloud. We got a linux vhd - deploy it on HyperV - then save as static and upload to blob storade in Azure. Based on ...
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Convert VHD with LVM to qcow2

I have cloudstack installation with XEN running as hypervisor and VM has vhd image format. My goal is to move VM to the KVM hypervisor and qcow2 image format. To convert from vhd to qcow2 I'm using ...
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Azure: How to attach data-disks on VM startup, formatting if necessary

I want to provision an Azure VM with Terraform and configure it by using a custom AMI created by Packer. I want an attached, snapshotted, managed data-disk. I want to use Oracle Linux 7.4 What is ...
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Compact a VHD on a linux host

On a Linux host (Linux Mint 18), how can I compact a VHD file ? So far my search always returns solutions with Hyper-V or situations with a Linux guest on a Windows host, but have the inverse: a ...
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0xC03A001B error while trying to compact VHD

What can be the reason of such error? I tried to compact both via DISKPART and Optimize-Vhd commandlet. Via DISKPART I get following error: DISKPART> compact vdisk DiskPart has encountered an ...
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VMWare ESXI 6.5 VM cannot boot with second HDD

I have a 6.5 VM running off a local datastore, no network involved except for the web UI, no vCenter, dead simple. With a single Virtual disk, all is fine. If I want a second virtual disk (another ....
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How does Windows write cache work with mounted VHDs?

Suppose I have a VHD residing on Disk A mounted on a Windows Server 2016. If I turn write caching on for Disk A and the VHD, do I have double write caching? If yes, is this recommended? If it is ...
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Export VM from Hyper-v as OVF

Using Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. I'm migrating all our VMs from Hyper-V to VMWare, and in order to facilitate this I've been asked by our IT support to provide them with the VM in .ovf ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2 Shared Storage non shared temporary drive

So, we have a production system with two Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Servers with a shared storage SAS dual domain backplane between them. If you're unfamiliar with that, it basically lets both ...
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How to inject a file into a Linux VM running on Hyper-V?

I am trying to create a CentOS image template and my environment requires me to add a route file to the networking which would be different on each deployment. Is there any way for me to inject a ...
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Windows server backup ulitity - cannot restore data

Seems to be a common problem with Windows Server Backup Utility. This is a Server 2008 Standard box. We had a backup that was performed about a year ago that we need to restore. I was able to pull ...
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Migrate Windows 7 guest VM to Generation 2?

Yes, I know that officially Hyper-V Gen 2 VMs don't support Windows 7, but maybe there is some workaround or fix? Had anybody such experience? I created new Gen 2 VM, converted my Win7 VHD to VHDx ...
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Why are there multiple .vhd files in my Azure blob storage

I have some virtual machines in the Azure cloud, and I've just found that there are several .vhd files (all 127GB) on one of my premium storage accounts. I don't ever recall creating these by snap-...
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Error creating a Linux image/VM for upload to Azure due to incorrect correct size

I saw a similar thread on this, but doing the exact steps in that thread, does not work for me. I want to upload a Linux image (which is qcow2) after converting to VHD image, to Azure. I converted ...
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Backing up VHD Sets

I've recently created a guest fileserver cluster using VHD Sets. Everything is working fine except i can't do backup on the fileservers. Windows VSS tells me it cannot create snapshots of VMs with ...
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Where is my VHD being used in Azure VM?

I am running a VM using Azure and the VM uses a default OS Disk (30 GB), mounted on /dev/sda1. I can also see another /dev/sdb1 which I came to know is a temp disk (130 GB) auto-provided by VM. The ...
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How to mount VHD file with bootable linux USB

I have a Xenserver which the primary drive has failed to the point it won't boot. However, my RAID containing the SRs is fine. I can boot with gparted USB stick and mount the RAID LVM and see the ....
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How to troubleshoot Azure with custom Debian VHD; error message “provisioning failed”?

I have built a customised Debian (Jessie/8) VHD which I am trying to get running on Azure. According to my research (and the MS docs I've read) it meets the Azure Linux VHD requirements. I have tried ...
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Migrate an Azure VM's data disk from Premium storage account to Standard

I have an Ubuntu VM with a separate mounted data disk on a Premium storage account. The data disk is very large and as a result it is costing me more than I would like. I've tried copying the VHD ...
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Create a new VHD and mount it without DiskManagement window popup with Powershell

How can I create and mount a new VHDX volume without a drive letter assigned? On some servers I get the behaviour described below, on others it works like it should. So there must be a system setting ...
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Mounted VHD gives access denied during file copy

I want to copy files from VM to another. I'm running windows 2008 on the VM Manager. Both machines are Server 2012. I tuned them both off. Mounted the VHDs to the manger pc. I can see the both files ...
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VHD attached server backup Error

I have Win 2008 R2 server with VHD attached. I am try to take Windows server backup along with attached VHD and getting this error message.
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NTFS VHD in Ubuntu for Small Office File-share

I am planning a switch away from MS Volume Licensing to save us about $450 per year per person. I have time to test and setup XEN on a clean local server and planning an Ubuntu VM for the file share ...
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Created VHD on USB drive, in use by SYSTEM, and can't attach/dismount in Disk Management

Currently using Server 2008 R2, and I attempted to create and attach a 1.5 TB VHD on a USB 2.0 drive. I see the VHD file in the drive, but cannot attach it in Disk Management. I keep receiving an ...
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Create VM on Azure with an existing VHD

I'm trying to create a virtual machine on MS Azure plaftorm, from my existing VHD file. When i'm trying to, I get the following error. Is there any parameter to specify the NIC? Did some research on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...