Download size of vhd with lots of free space RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'd like to copy a vhd from Azure to our on-premise environment, using CloudXplorer. This vhd is 30 GB in size, but only 5 GB is used. When I started to copy the vhd, it seemed as  though I had to download the full 30 GB, so I aborted the download.

    Do I really have to download the free space as if it were 'real' data? And if so, is there a way (like using another tool) around this?

     Thanks for your time.

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 6:35 AM