can Starwind Converter shrink the VMDK ?

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joe88
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Sat Aug 20, 2022 1:28 pm

Hello forum,

converted a dd/raw image of a Win2000 based systen (entire hdd with 2 partitions) successfully to vmdk and started Win2000 in VirtualBox :)

However the final vmdk is too big (as well the dd/raw of course) :(

Question
Is there a way to have Starwind Converter shrinked the VMDK (are are a lot of unsused blocks in the dd/raw image) ?


Thank you very much!

Joe
yaroslav (staff)
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Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:08 am

Welcome to StarWind Forum. Sadly, StarWind V2V converter does not shrink the disks. You could try shrinking the VMDK as described here though https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1002019 and http://woshub.com/shrinking-vmdk-virtua ... ware-esxi/.
joe88
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Fri Aug 26, 2022 3:52 pm

Thank you very much Yaroslav for the promt feedback (with alternate solutions).

As for me, I would appreciate it very much, if this feature could be integrated into Starwind Converter.


Regards,
Joe
yaroslav (staff)
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Mon Aug 29, 2022 9:08 am

Greetings Joe,

You are always welcome. Sadly, this involves manipulations on the OS level and I am not entirely sure if that is related to the Converter.
I will file the feature request though.
joe88
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Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:23 pm

yaroslav (staff) wrote: I will file the feature request though.
Wow.. thank you very much Yaroslav!
yaroslav (staff)
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Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:30 pm

Thank YOU for the feature request and making the solution better :)
Have a great day.
joe88
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Fri Sep 22, 2023 3:12 pm

yaroslav (staff) wrote:Thank YOU for the feature request and making the solution better :)
Have a great day.
Hello again,

Do you know, if this feature request managed to land on the ToDo-list?

Thank's a lot!
yaroslav (staff)
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Sat Sep 23, 2023 10:31 am

Yes, it is, but, sadly, no realistic ETA so far.
As a temporary workaround, you can shrink the VMDK as described https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1002019.
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