Tip of the Day: Online Resizing of VHDx Files

Today’s Tip…

In Windows Server 2012 R2, we can now resize VHDx files without taking them offline.  

  • Not applicable to VHD files

  • Works with Fixed, Dynamic, and Differencing VHDx files

  • Operation can be cancelled without loss of data

  • Shrinking depends on unallocated space at the end of the VHDx

NOTE:? Applies to both Generation 1 and Generation 2 VMs.

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