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Dennis Wicks 11-01-2008 07:48 PM

Can I expand VBox disk drives?
 
Greetings;

I installed VBox with Dynamically Expanding Image for the
disk drives but the C drive has expanded to the point that
it is nearly full. Is there any way I can expand the
available space for VBox vdi drives?


Many TIA!
Dennis


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Alex Samad 11-01-2008 08:32 PM

Can I expand VBox disk drives?
 
On Sat, Nov 01, 2008 at 03:48:56PM -0500, Dennis Wicks wrote:
> Greetings;
>
> I installed VBox with Dynamically Expanding Image for the disk drives but
> the C drive has expanded to the point that it is nearly full. Is there
> any way I can expand the available space for VBox vdi drives?
the dynamic relates to the space used on the host filesystem not the
virtual drive. the guest always sees the full size even when it only
takes up say 5% of the physical disk drive

>
> Many TIA!
> Dennis
>
>
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Dennis Wicks 11-01-2008 09:14 PM

Can I expand VBox disk drives?
 
Alex Samad wrote the following on 11/01/2008 04:32 PM:

On Sat, Nov 01, 2008 at 03:48:56PM -0500, Dennis Wicks wrote:

Greetings;

I installed VBox with Dynamically Expanding Image for the disk drives but
the C drive has expanded to the point that it is nearly full. Is there
any way I can expand the available space for VBox vdi drives?

the dynamic relates to the space used on the host filesystem not the
virtual drive. the guest always sees the full size even when it only
takes up say 5% of the physical disk drive


The doc says that it expands up to the size specified when
defined. The problem is I defined it too small and it has
now expanded to the max size defined. Can I increase that
defined max size?


Thanks!




Many TIA!
Dennis


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Sjoerd Hiemstra 11-01-2008 10:34 PM

Can I expand VBox disk drives?
 
Op Sat, 01 Nov 2008 15:48:56 -0500, Dennis Wicks wrote:
> I installed VBox with Dynamically Expanding Image for the disk drives
> but the C drive has expanded to the point that it is nearly full. Is
> there any way I can expand the available space for VBox vdi drives?

It is not impossible, but it appears to be difficult.
VirtualBox does not offer any way of increasing the capacity of a
virtual disk.
Some users, however, seem to have found ways to copy its contents to a
larger, empty one.
The best explanation I've found up till now is this one:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.emulators.virtualbox.general/3982
You could find more information by searching the VirtualBox mailing list
archives, using 'vdi' as the key word, or by subscribing to that mailing
list.


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