Monthly Archives: October 2009

Resizing your VMWare Disk in 12 Steps

Every now and then I need to resize my VMWare Server disks.

The is the easiest and least troublesome way, from my experience, is to use GParted Live (Gnome Partition Editor)

Prep Work:

1. Download GParted (Gnome Partition Editor) Live (http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/files/gparted-live-stable/). It is an iso file that we will mount to our vm

2. Locate where your vmware-vdiskmanager.exe is. It would typically reside in the install folder, for example:

 C:Program Files (x86)VMwareVMware Servervmware-vdiskmanager.exe

3. Note the path to your virtual disk (vmdk). For example:

 vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -x 20GB "C:Virtual MachinesSQL2005SP3
  Windows Server 2003 Enterprise EditionWindows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.vmdk"

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Excellent Free Ebooks from RedGate

Excellent Free Ebooks from RedGate

SQL Server eBook Selection
1. Protecting SQL Server Data by John Magnabosco
2. The Art of High Performance SQL by Grant Fritchey
3. The Art of XSD by Jacob Sebastian
4. Two Minute SQL Server Stumpers Vol. 5

DBA Ebooks Bundle
1. Mastering SQL Server Profiler
2. Brad’s Sure Guide to SQL Server 2008
3. Brad McGehee’s DBA Best Practices
4. How to Become an Exceptional DBA (2nd edition)
5. SQL Server Tacklebox

The Best of Simple Talk .NET
1. The Best of Simple Talk .NET – Jit N’ Run vol.2

You can download them from this link

1. Protecting SQL Server Data by John Magnabosco
2. The Art of High Performance SQL by Grant Fritchey
3. The Art of XSD by Jacob Sebastian
4. Two Minute SQL Server Stumpers Vol. 5