Seba201110141
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Resize actual partition

Dear all,

I have already install win2k03 on virtual machine with hardisk size 90 GB. Of course right now it is not enough space so i need to change it. Problem is because on this server i have ftp server. I share 2 important directiories which cannot be moved from current location. I have two partitions C and D

I just want to change size of 😧 partition and add adidtionaly 20 - 40 GB. Is it possible to do this from windows and vmware side.

To manage machine i use VM Virtual Center, Hosts are on EXS3.5

Thank you in advance for all replays,


Best Regards,

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JonasWestman
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Hello,

If it's a thin disk u can just turn off the VM and then change the provisioned size.

Else you can follow this link : http://www.leonmeijer.nl/archive/2007/05/07/25.aspx

//Jonas

Mouhamad
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Hello there,

Please do the following steps:

1- Edit VM settings and expand add a new Hard Disk size of 20 GB size.

2- Login to the VM and go to disk management, then rescan all disks.

3- Convert the current disk (D:/) from basic to dynamic if it's not already dynamic.

4- Right click on the new disk and create a new volume choosing the option "Spanned".

Regards,

Mouhamad

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AndreTheGiant
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Dynamic disk is not necessary.

For Vista and latest OS you can use Disk Manager to extend a volume with free space after it.

With previous OS you can use diskpart (exept for the C: disk where you can use Dell Expart).

Andre

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Seba201110141
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OK,


But problem is when i want to change size of already existing disk.

I swtich off VM machine

Go to setting and change size of disk,

Applay setting and close settings windows.

I wait moment until vmware accept settings.

And in this moment is something strange i do not run vitrual machine and go to the settings to check disk size. And disk size is the same as before updating.

I cannot change the size. I can only add addidtionaly hardrive.

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Mouhamad
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This is what I'm saying, in this case you need to add another disk.

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AndreTheGiant
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Be sure that no snap exist on this VM and that the controller is not a IDE type.

Andre

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apple20121314
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For your problem, i think the article about expand C drive VMware can give you some suggestion. Smiley Happy

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