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VMX file in ESX 3.5

Posted on 2009-04-04
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I used Veeam FastSCP to copy a Guest OS to my harddrive and then I deleted the VM from the datastore.

I then copied it back, all welll and good, but I could not get the datastore to see it, I found out that it did not "have" a vmx file, so I recreated the vmx file, the datastore saw, and life was good.

But when I use datastore browser it does not see the VMX file nor does FastSCP, if I log in to the host I can find it in the directory.

All other VM's have vmx files, and I can see them in the datastore.

the permissons on the vmx file look standard, rwxr-xr-x  
any ideas?

also on a 2nd note, anyone use FastSCP to copy a running VM?
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Make sure the VMX file you've created is the same one, you should be able to see it with FastSCP.

You cannot copy a running VM with FastSCP but you can use vmware converter to essentially make a copy of it while it's running.  


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Thats the problem, I see if I log into the ESX host, and do and do and ls, I see the VMX file, but unable to see the same file in FastSCP.
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no... abandon project so not sure if it was totally successful.
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