how to migrate part of a VM to new storage
Posted on 2010-08-30
Hello, I need to move part of a VM from local to shared storage. The VM in question has 1 scsi drive (40gb) sitting on private storage, and a second SCSI drive on public storage. I have several public storage drives defined, including 1 that has enough space to host ALL of the drives on this image. I'd prefer to not have to move a 2Tb VMDK if I can help it. the scsi disk 1 is only 40gb and that's really the only one I want to move.
Is there a way to do this with storage Vmotion? or will I have to manually move the VMDK files for the image and then reconnect it? If so what happens to the second SCSI image? (it's my data drive, shared with multiple levels of permissions set and I'd hate to have to reset all the perms after the move! )