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Swap out a drive containing VMs?


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Team,

 

I have a 2tb drive on my WSE2012R2 box that is currently solely dedicated to my plex VM...  it's wasting a LOT of space...  that's drive E:

 

I have installed a 1tb drive that I would like to replace it with as drive I:.  I teracopied everything from the root of E to the root of I (with the vm stopped, of course), and then I used partition manager to swap drive letters from E to G, then from I back to E, and tried to power up the VM...

 

This failed... i got a message that implied smething about folder permissions... I should have written it down ... (it's been a few days now as I've been pondering this situation).  

 

Is there something special about copying a VM's folders?  Is it a problem that I used Teracopy instead of built in file copy?(I want verify writes) should I have used export/import to do it?  

 

I want the VM storage drive on the same drive letter, so how to I slipstream in a replacement drive in under the VM folder without changing the drive letter? 

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Yes, it's hyper-v... The problem is that I want the files to end up in the same path, I just want to replace the drive out from under them... So, if I use move, I would need to move off my e: drive, then swap drives so that new new one would be E:, then move the vm again back to that drive.. Sigh. That's what I was trying to avoid...

 

 

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Can I move to the new drive, then just change the drive letter of the drive and then change the drive letter in hyper-v to find the files again? That would allow me to do it with just one move...

 

 

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I've exported and imported an entire domain consisting of six server with no issues.  Never tried the move command.

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