Make it possible to download a compressed (zip?) vhd instead of the full vhd
Make it possible to download a compressed (zip?) vhd instead of the full vhd. Now I have to download the whole vhd and not just the bits that are actually used.
We are thinking of enabling an easy way to download a dynamic VHD to reduce the download size, if that helps? Unfortunately, I don’t think VHD files compress that well.
Mark Berry commented
So, seven years later, what's the status? This is very easy on premise: write 0s to free space (on Windows, use SDelete), then compress.
resize the disk to minimum dynamic disk
Fabio Marini commented
That would be great. Downloading 127GB might only work out to a few dollars, but even on a decent connection can take days...
Vladimir Makayev commented
Hello just try to compress the vhd from some sample VM. It does compress very well depending on the data on that vhd of course.