Hyper-V Program Manager
As I discussed yesterday – I have been working on converting my virtual machines from dynamic virtual hard disks to fixed virtual hard disks. There are a couple of ways that you can do this. The easiest way is to just convert the disks using Hyper-V. To do this you need to:
While this process is fairly easy to follow – it has one big drawback. The fixed virtual hard disk will take up the maximum space of the dynamically expanding virtual hard disk. For some of my virtual machines I had created small dynamically virtual hard disks, so this worked well. But for some of them I had created foolishly large dynamically expanding virtual hard disks.
Tomorrow I will document the process that I used for these virtual machines.
Isn't the process to resize the partition inside the VM and then convert it? Why did MS create the XP mode VHD a differencing one and then make its minimize size so large? It could have been a fixed mode VHD with undo disks turned on instead of a differencing VHD.
Tried this on Win2008R2 Hyper-V and endied up with the new fixed VHD maked with a lock on the icon and it didn't mount. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
Wouldn't it be easier to just put a quota on the harddrives from within the VM?
Do we have a faster method to convert the dynamic vhd to fixed size?
I have a 150 GB dynamic vhd and it takes hours to convert to fixed size.