Manually Moving Virtual Servers
Posted on 2011-09-21
I need to move some servers from an ESX4 server to an ESXi4 server. The ESX4 server is connected to a SAN and the SAN is beginning to have some serious issues.
I am trying to copy the virtual machines off the ESX4 sever. I tried Fast SCP from Veem but whenever I try and view the volumes it generates an error and exits. Using the VMWare client I browsed the datastore and started copying the server across.
About halfway through I received an error and the copy failed. I am trying to copy the the individual files one at a time now. I have selected server_disk_2.vmdk in the datastore browser and selected it to download.
However in the datastore browser the file size is 7,170,390 KB and I have already copied over 9,520,831 KB and it says I still have another 90 minutes to go. I also selected server_disk_2.vmdk but what it is copying is server_disk_2-flat.vmdk. which the datastore browser does not show.
Is there a problem with the file? With the Copy? Or is this normal.