cnidus
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Reduce VMDK size

Hi,

I've got a VMware template that has mistakingly been created with too large a C:\. The OS is 2008R2.

I need to reduce the VMDK, but cannot use converter as that does not work.

Any suggestions?

-Doug

Douglas Youd Senior Virtualization Engineer zettagrid
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RvdNieuwendijk
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Hi Doug,

maybe you can convert the template to a virtual machine, use convertor to shrink the C: drive and convert the virtual machine back to a template.

Regards, Robert

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cnidus
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Yeh that would be the normal method of doing it......

Unfortunately, 2008R2 is not supported by converter and I could not get it to function.

I have already converted the template to a VM and been down the converter path (with VMware Support also). Looking for alternatives.

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set the guestOS to 2008 and try converter again




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cnidus
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I tried that while using both the "reconfigure" and convert "vmware infrastructure virtual machine" (which requires the machine be powered off. Does this advice relate to converting the machine as a "powered on" virtual machine?

I've built a fresh image now, so it really doesnt matter.... the matter is really now just for my own curiosity.

Thanks,

Doug

Douglas Youd Senior Virtualization Engineer zettagrid
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