Expanding a vDisk

Do you need to increase the size of your vDisk in order to allocate more space to your OS drive? Follow these simple steps to complete the process on a Windows 2008 R2 server and above.

  1. Download the following link: VhdResizer
  1. Once you have the VhdResizer installed, open it.
  1. Browse to the VHD that you want to expand:

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  1. Once the VhdResizer opens, enter the new name and size of the .VHD file in the appropriate fields. When finished, hit the “resize” button:

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  1. Once you have your new .VHD file you will need to have Windows expand the drive from the disk management standpoint. Right click on your .VHD file and click “Mount”:

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  1. Open the Windows Disk Management console:

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  1. You will now see your .VHD drive mounted with the new unallocated space:

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  1. Right click on the Volume and select “Extend Volume”:

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  1. Now right click on the mounted .VHD and select “Detach VHD”:

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10. Good job! You are now ready to use your new VHD.

 

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