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How to deploy an image to a smaller hard drive on a virtual machine?

Created: 21 Jan 2014 • Updated: 03 Feb 2014 | 3 comments
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Hi, I'm very new to Altiris. We are currently using Altiris DS 7.1 SP2 in a school environment. I have created a disk image(x64) on a 500GB hard disk which has three partitions(39MB OEM partition, 11GB system recovery partition, and 470GB OS partition).

Now I want to use it as a master image and deploy it to another virtual machine which has 100GB hard disk(45GB C: drive and 50GB D: drive) on it. Is it possible to achieve this goal? If it is possible, how do I make it happen?

Look forward to your reply. Thanks.

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etk1131's picture

Ghost will usually scale based on the proportions of the image, so you should be able to deploy without an issue.

SamTarr's picture

You shouldn't have a problem. I've done it several times without setting anything specifically. 

kzhang's picture

Thanks guys.

My problem is the C: drive on the target virtual machine is too small(29GB) for the master image(30GB). I will try to make it bigger and give it a try.

I will update you with my result.