Recover From Expanding VHD or VDHX Files On VMs With Checkpoints

So you’ve expanded the virtual disk (VHD/VHDX) of a virtual machine that has checkpoints (or snapshots as they used to be called) on it. Did you forget about them?  Did you really leave them lingering around for that long?  Bad … Continue reading

Reading Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Configuration Files

By now a lot of you will have heard that in Windows Server  2016 virtual machines have a new configuration file format. The new configuration files use the .VMCX file extension for virtual machine configuration data and the .VMRS file … Continue reading

Manually Merging Hyper-V Checkpoints

A Last ditch Effort Fist of all you need to realize this might not work. It’s a last ditch effort. There is a reason why you have backups (with tested restores) and why you should monitor your environment for things … Continue reading

3 Ways To Deal With Lingering Hyper-V Checkpoints Formerly Known as Snapshots

Lingering or phantom Hyper-V checkpoints or snapshots Once in a while the merging of checkpoints, previously known as snapshots, in Hyper-V goes south. An example of this is when checkpoints are not cleaned up and the most recent avhdx or … Continue reading