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* Dynamic-size (or sparse) hard disk image; the image contains used data only
 
* Dynamic-size (or sparse) hard disk image; the image contains used data only
 
* Differencing (or delta) hard disk image; the image contains changes relative to its parent image
 
* Differencing (or delta) hard disk image; the image contains changes relative to its parent image
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHD_(file_format) VHD (file format)], by Wikipedia
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHD_(file_format) VHD (file format)], by Wikipedia
 
* [http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676673.aspx Virtual Hard Disk Image Format Specification], by Microsoft, October 2006
 
* [http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676673.aspx Virtual Hard Disk Image Format Specification], by Microsoft, October 2006
 
  
 
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[[Category:File Formats]]

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Image types

There are multiple types of Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) images:

  • Fixed-size hard disk image; the image contains all data
  • Dynamic-size (or sparse) hard disk image; the image contains used data only
  • Differencing (or delta) hard disk image; the image contains changes relative to its parent image

See Also

External Links