robertvaldez
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Facing issue in shrinking drive

I am on vmware 6.7 and Windows 2012 R2.

Committed error in my lab climate attempting to contract Drive C: from 80GB to 78GB.

Rather than contracting the 80GB drive I expanded some unacceptable drive VIPDEV1 which was 1gb and now it is 18GB.

I attempted to recoil it back to 12GB which it did however would not go any more modest.

Since that was done now VM won't boot. I get Module MonitorLoop power on fizzled.

Any guidance is enormously refreshing.

I can reestablish from back up however I need to gain from slip-ups and check whether this could be fixed.

On the off chance that conceivable please give interface on the most proficient method to appropriately recoil the volume. Much obliged.

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jenniferkhan333
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I have same question!

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vmrale
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Hi,

shrinking virtual disks could be tricky and not so easy. You have to use OS related tools. In your situation restoring from backup could be nessesary.

Take a look at this article.

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1002019

It explains that you should use vCenter Converter to rewrite a virtual disk to a smaller file.

You can find some guidances here on how to do it in another way.

https://communities.vmware.com/t5/Converter-Standalone-Discussions/Best-way-to-shrink-a-VMDK-file-D-...

 

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Radek

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