I have two guest Oses running on ESX 4.0
Has two different drives, thus having two different .vmdks
Hosts file\folder shares and etc.
Guest (2) is a brand new prestine image
Will be new file\print server
MY goal is to get all files, folder shares to my new Guest (vm server) with minimal effort, while retaining existing shares and permissions.
I know you can detach the vmdk from one guest VM and attached to another guest VM, but was uncertain what would happen to folder shares and permissions on the drives. Would you need to reset up? are they retained and now shared out on the new server?
Has anyone done this? Is this the best way? If not, what are other recommendations of copying data over, while keeping permissions, shares and structure