HFLA
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Reducing of VM hardisk space

i have created a virtual machine with 20GB hardisk space but am thinking of reducing it to smaller size

and will it affect all my files inside?

Could anybody guide me?

Thanks & Best Regards

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vMario156
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Hi!

Its not possible to resize a vmdk with standard vSphere operations.

If its really important to you, you could use the VMware converter for example.

Regards,

Mario

Blog: http://vKnowledge.net
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LucasRola
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Also it is always a good practice to make a backup of your files inside the VM as resizing down is usually a tricky situation, as you will not be able to determine where the resizing stops and which files it might affect.

Regards

Lucas

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