KB 200001: VhdxTool Release Notes
VhxdTool is a command line utility for Windows for rapid creation and resizing of fixed-size virtual disk files (VHDX). Vhdxtool provides similar functionality to a former utility vhdtool for Windows Server 2008/R2, but whereas vhdtool worked with older (VHD) format, vhdxtool works with the new (VHDX) format.Attention!
The performance benefit comes at the price of data security: unlike Windows standard tools such as diskpart or New-VHD, and like a former vhdtool for VHD-files, this tool does not zero-out the newly created or resized VHDX-file and therefore it might be possible for a user to access data that previously existed on the underlying physical hard disk by running data forensics tools inside the virtual machine the disk will be attached to. As such you should only use this tool when you fully understand all the implications.
ANY USE OF THIS SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. SYSTOLA CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM USE OF THIS SOFTWARE.System Requirements
.NET Framework 4.5+
The tool was tested to work with files up to approx. 10TB. If you are in a capacity to test the tool in the environments with tens of terrabytes, you valuble feedback is very welcome!
vhdxtool.exe create [options] - create a new VHDX
vhdxtool.exe extend [options] - extend an existing VHDX
vhdxtool.exe convert [options] - convert a dynamic VHDX to a static one
vhdxtool.exe upgrade [options] - convert a VHD to VHDX
vhdxtool.exe display [options] - view information about an existing VHDX
Please read more about commands and options in out Blog-Post.
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