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Virtual Machine Disk Image Compression

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Experience with running out of storage

Background about sparse files, Windows NTFS and VHD

VHD Pre-Compactor & Compactor

When you create a new VM you can pre-allocate all the storage in one shot or let the storage grow on demand. In the latter case, the VM uses a sparse file

VMDK Wipe & Shrink

3rd Party (Not from MSFT & VMW)

Rsync: for transferring files between machines

Research

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