Unsplitting a VPC virtual hard disk


As we know files on FAT32 file systems can't go beyond 4GB in size. This will, for example, cause Virtual PC to split a virtual hard disk in more files when the 4GB size limit is reached. Unfortunately Virtual Server 2005 does not support accessing split virtual disk images. To "unsplit" a splitted VPC virtual hard disk what you can do is to edit the virtual hard disk by shrinking it on a file system that supports going beyond the 4GB limit (e.g. NTFS). This operation will create a copy of the virtual hard disk but this time it will be made up of a single file.


Comments (2)

  1. Bigblue says:

    Have you ever try that? I’m telling you it’s not working….

  2. esseemme says:

    Yes, I have and it does work.

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