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    Hi all

    I want to expand the size of a virtual server disk we have. I've googled but nothing comclusive has returned.

    Any help?

    Cheers
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    Re: Expand Virtual Server 2005 Disk

    You'd like to make it bigger? Bigger is not necessarily better, you know that... LOL
    Cheers,

    Daniel Petri
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
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    • #3
      Re: Expand Virtual Server 2005 Disk

      Hi Tony

      Do you have a fixed size or dynamically expanding disk created inside your VHD?
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      • #4
        Re: Expand Virtual Server 2005 Disk

        Dynamically expanding.
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        • #5
          Re: Expand Virtual Server 2005 Disk

          Hi Tony,

          If I recall correctly, it can only dynamically expand to the size of the VHD.

          So, what you can do is use BART PE to ghost it, recreate the VHD, then lay it back down. It takes some time but it works.

          Here is a link with some instructions:
          http://blogs.artinsoft.net/csaborio/...8/18/1140.aspx

          Thanks!

          David Davis
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          • #6
            Re: Expand Virtual Server 2005 Disk

            Hi David

            Thanks for the tip. I had seen that elsewhere but in the end what i've decided is:

            As the server is just a print server and it is the spool directory that fills up causing problems, I will add another VHD and move the spool directory location to that drive.

            Thanks anyway.

            Regards

            Chris (tonyyeb)
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            • #7
              Re: Expand Virtual Server 2005 Disk

              Hi Chris,
              (sorry for calling you Tony)

              Yes, that sounds like a smart decision to me! Going through the BART PE / Ghost expansion process is time consuming...

              All the best to you,
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              • #8
                Re: Expand Virtual Server 2005 Disk

                No problem David Thanks for replying in the first place!
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