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VMWare, how to save existing VM to disk

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In VMWare v5, how do I copy an existing VMWare VM to disk, so that I can reclaim it later?
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To do a copy, the VM must be powered down. Rt-click on the datastore it's on -> Browse Datastore. Rt-click the whole VM folder, or just the disk (VMDK) you want to copy and select 'Copy'. Paste it to another datastore, or just simply 'download' to your local workstation.

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do you mean backup?

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