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    Hello,

    I created a Virtual Box where I installed 2012 R2, 50 GB of hard disk.

    I ran out of space, and wanted to extent the volume. To this end, I attached a new 100 GB drive to the VirtualBox box, but I see that I cannot extent C because the free space is not contiguous. ( https://www.partition-magic-server.c...partition.html )

    Is it my only choice to reinstall or to get a third party software?


    I am trying not to reinstall because I installed also SCCM 2012 R2 in this box.

    Thanks in advance.
    -
    Madrid (Spain).

  • #2
    Doesn't Virtual Box have an option to expand or extend the original virtual hard disk?

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    • #3
      If not, you can convert to a dynamic disk and extend to a non-contiguous space

      Be aware this conversion is irreversible

      Alternatively, since it is (I assume) a test environment, backup then restore to a new, larger, VM - good test of server 2012 BMR too!
      Tom Jones
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      • #4
        Thanks both.

        Joeqwerty , I will definitely look into that !

        Ossian, I hadnt thought of converting it, sorry about that. Yes, it is a lab. I already took a backup, I always take many backups.

        Thanks again!
        -
        Madrid (Spain).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by joeqwerty View Post
          Doesn't Virtual Box have an option to expand or extend the original virtual hard disk?
          I have just looked into this, and there seems not to be such option.
          -
          Madrid (Spain).

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          • #6
            Maybe you need to do some research then. 2 secs in Google gave me this from 2012.

            https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewto...p?f=35&t=50661

            I don't have virtualbox installed at the moment but it surely can't be that difficult to increase the virtual disk size then extend it in Windows.

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            • #7
              Yes, I just looked into the software itself, not on google, shame on me.

              I made a full backup with Windows 2012 Backup feature and it worked!

              Thanks a lot !
              -
              Madrid (Spain).

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