VM size

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RightMACatU, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

    RightMACatU

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    Is compression used when you create a VMWare Fusion 4 VM of Windows 7?

    i.e. If Windows is about 30GB, will the VM image take 30GB on my MAC OS or will it be compressed?
     
  2. Dweez macrumors 65816

    Dweez

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    The virtual disk is created 'sparse', the amount of physical space it consumes is dictated by the contents of the VM.

    I have a 60 gig win2k8 vm and it's using 21 gig, with 60 gig being the upper limit.
     

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