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How do I move a VM off of an ESX 4.0 Datastore to removable media

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I cloned our Sharepoint VM's for development purposes, and now I would like to move these files out of the datastore and onto removable media.  I have access to USB media or NAS devices (without NFS).  We do have vCenter, but it is too slow to download via Datastore Browser.  Are there some other options?  BTW, the ESX hosts are IBM blades.
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You can simply use the Datastore Browser to download them to the USB connected to your workstation, or you can use Veeam FastSCP (http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esxi-fastscp.html) to do the same.

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FastSCP is marketed by Veeam to be "6x faster than Datastore Browser or traditional copying" methods. I don't know if I agree it's "that" much faster, but it does seem to be slightly faster.

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Why not try a trial of Veeam Backup and Restore!

http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-backup.html

although not recommended, some VMware admins have had success in connecting and mounting USB removal hard drives to the host server directly.

mount /dev/sda1.....

and then copy direct on the console of host ESX server from datastore to the removal device.
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You can also use the free VMware Converter (http://www.vmware.com/products/converter) - This can copy your vm, resize disks, and do other things even while the vm is up and running.

Good Luck
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Yeah, but I don't think it can do so to a USB drive "bgoering", unless the conversion is to a host running VMware Server/Workstation and the datastore is on an external USB drive I guess.

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@coolsport00 yes, that was what I had in mind for USB
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