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ksuchewie
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Reducing converted machine vmdk size ?

I recently converted a physical machine into a virtual machine. The hard drive on the machine was 150GB, but only 40GB is actually used. How can I delete the space that is wasted?

I tried to used the trim tool in vmware tools, but that didn't seem to do anything.

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dcouturier
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You should use VMware Converter to do that. Do a V2V and the wizard will ask you to "change layout" for your disk

Type the size you want and let's go

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dcouturier
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You should use VMware Converter to do that. Do a V2V and the wizard will ask you to "change layout" for your disk

Type the size you want and let's go

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ksuchewie
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Can I do anything after the fact? The source machine has been reimaged to something else.

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Troy_Clavell
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as stated Converter is your best option for shrinking the disk. Also, if you don't know, you can resize during the initial conversion process.

ksuchewie
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O I get it...

import another VM from the "bad" vm and resize during the import.

DUH

Thank you !

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