Disk Defragmentation

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Stephen, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen Guest

    Is there any problem if we defragment the HD containing the VM ?

    Besides, is it possible for us to compress the VHD file ? Is there any tool
    provided by VPC 2004 ?

    Stephen, Jun 26, 2005
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  2. Stephen

    evilone Guest

    well i use defrag to defrag the host hdd but the vhd file always becomes
    fragmented quickly.....still lookin for a fix for it

    as for the compression i have the vhd files on a separate partition with
    compress attribute set seems to work fine dunno if it has any tools but i
    think it has some compression built into the code of vpc.

    my current method of defrag is to defrag the vpc os it self then when that's
    finish shut down the vpc n then defrag the host pc....works ok but microsoft
    should make this easier on users by providing a tool

    hope this helps :)
    evilone, Jun 27, 2005
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  3. Stephen

    Bill Grant Guest

    VPC2004 SP1 includes a pre-compacter. You run the pre-compacter in the
    virtual machine, then shut down the vm and compact the vhd from the VPC
    console (using virtual disk wizard).
    Bill Grant, Jun 27, 2005
  4. Stephen

    Paul Adare Guest

    Defrag the guest disks first (run defrag inside of the guest).

    Paul Adare
    MVP - Windows - Virtual Machine
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    Paul Adare, Jun 27, 2005
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