Why can't I resize a persistent disk with snapshots on VM
I have a virtual machine that has 2 virtual hard drives. The first hard drive is non-persistent and the second hard drive is persistent. My VM has some snapshots that I have taken. It is my understanding that persistent disks will not be part of a snapshot capture. If that is the case, then why can't I resize my second hard disk? Workstation will not allow it unless I delete all of my snapshots. I would have thought that I could still resize my second persistent disk even with snapshots on the first disk.
This seems restrictive to the environment because I would think that I could just remove the disk from my VM, add it to another new VM, resize it, then add it back to my original VM. Seems like a lot of extra steps to do when it would have been a lot easier if I could just resize it while it is part of my current VM.
Could someone explain this to me, because perhaps I am misunderstanding why this restriction is in-place for persistent disks?