Extending C

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  • loureed4
    loureed4
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    #166661

    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.com/windows-server-2012/how-to-extend-expand-disk-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.

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    joeqwerty
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    #304561

    Doesn’t Virtual Box have an option to expand or extend the original virtual hard disk?

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    Ossian
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    #191415

    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!

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    shefi
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    #380031

    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!

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    shefi
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    #380032
    joeqwerty;n507257 wrote:
    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.

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    wullieb1
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    #245511

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

    https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?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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    shefi
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    #380033

    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 !

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