Can I split 1 VHD file into different VHD files?

Anthony 21 Reputation points
2022-11-10T23:14:51.09+00:00

Hello everyone,

I have a question which I'm unsure if it can be done or not.
I have a VM Ware virtual machine which I'm going to convert to Hyper-V shortly.
The VMDK is 1.9TB but that VMDK has the C drive and the D drive.
I'd like to know if it is possible to split that file into two (one for the C drive and one for the D drive)
I'm currently testing this by restoring the file from Veeam to a VHDX file and then I'd like to know if there is a tool that I can use to tell it take the C drive and make it one VHDX file (C_Drive.VHDX) and the D drive another VHDX file (D_Drive.VHDX)

Is this possible?

Thank you

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  1. Anonymous
    2022-11-10T23:36:03.583+00:00

    Looks to be possible.
    https://conetrix.com/blog/vmware-vcenter-converter-split-drives-on-one-logical-disk-into-two-vmdk-files

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  2. Anthony 21 Reputation points
    2022-11-11T00:38:27.587+00:00

    Can this be done in HV?
    I know that VMWare converter can do it but I don't have the space to do it on the VM Datastores
    I only have space on the HV datastores

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  3. Anonymous
    2022-11-11T00:55:49.707+00:00

    Another option might be a V2V
    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/starwind-v2v-converter

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  4. Anthony 21 Reputation points
    2022-11-11T00:57:24.317+00:00

    I'm going to see if v2v can do it.
    My vm is 2TB it's currently restoring. I'll try it when it comes online.
    I don't recall starwind having the option to do such a thing though


  5. Anthony 21 Reputation points
    2022-11-20T04:10:14.957+00:00

    Sorry guys I haven't had a chance to test this. I'm actually going to see if it can be done with v2v in the next few days otherwise i think im going to create some space and use vmware tools to do it.
    I'll report back in not TOOOOOOO long