Friday, October 19, 2007

Vmware Server - How to grow a existing disk (solution!)

hey all,

i came across a solution for a problem that is becoming more and more common. virtual disks in vmware.. how the hell do you expand a existing disk?

the solution, is quite easy.

open up command prompt and navigate to your vmware workstation or server directory. from there run the command
vmware-vdiskmanager -x 20Gb

where -x specifies a resize, and 20gb is an example size, followed by
d:\VM Folder\vmdiskfile.vmdk

so a full path will look like


C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-vdiskmanager -x 20Gb "d:\VM Folder\vmdiskfile.vmdk"

it doesnt take long either!

also note a vmware defrag might be a good idea before you do this for the obvious reasons.

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