Merge vdisk

 

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Merges a differencing virtual hard disk (VHD) with its corresponding parent VHD. The parent VHD will be modified to include the modifications from the differencing VHD.

System_CAPS_noteNote

This command is only applicable to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

merge vdisk depth=<n>

Parameter

Description

depth=<n>

Indicates the number of parent VHD files to merge together. For example, depth=1 indicates that the differencing VHD will be merged with one level of the differencing chain.

  • A VHD must be selected and detached for this operation to succeed. Use the select vdisk command to select a VHD and shift the focus to it.

  • This parameter modifies the parent VHD. As a result, other differencing VHDs that are dependent on the parent will no longer be valid.

To merge a differencing VHD with its parent VHD, type:

merge vdisk depth=1
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