Here is our situation, looking for the best way to accomplish this.
we have one office on the west coast running a 2 -node ESX SAN cluster with 6 VM's using a total of 1.7TB of space.
This office is closing, and we need to relocate those 6 VM's to our production cluster on the east coast.
Problem: the VM size of 1.7 TB is too large to replicate or move via VM ware, our bandwidth will not support this large amount of data to be copied.
Question: We could take a full backup of all VM's in our west coast office, then ship the USB drive to our east coast location. we could then spin up those VM's on our production cluster. however, the problem is that we would have an "out of date" copy of the VM in our east coast location.
is there a way to run a sync to update the copy in our east coast office that was shipped on USB to the source copy in the west coast?
once the two are in sync, i could simply update the DNS records and point all clients to the east coast VM.
Actually it's simpler:
Standup a server with Openfiler on it and connect via software iSCSI initiator to your current cluster (just like a regular iSCSI SAN). Use it as the destination for your replication.
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