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VMWare ESX copy file VMFS volumes

We have an ESX 3.5 Server (Infrastructure) and want to copy some files (vm directories) from the local RAID5 disks to our iSCSI SAN storage.

VMWare has detected the storage fine, I am looking for the commands to copy.  Some of the files are quite large 130GB. I wasn't sure if there was a vmware method or if I need to use the unix cp command.





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8/22/2022 - Mon

Do you want to make a copy or do you want to move the virtual machines ?

A move can be done using virtual center.

A copy can be done using unix cp, but the VMs must be quiesced if they are running, e.g. by taking a snapshot before starting the copy.


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