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changing snapshot location in ESX

how can i change my snapshot location from LUN 200 to LUn 100.Because i try to snapshot or replication one Vms(450gb),unfortunatily blocksize in LUN 200 is 1mb but block size LUN 100 is 2mb.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will also need to Unregister the VM from the Inventory, before editing the VMX file.

and once the edits have been completed, you will need to Re-register the VM with Inventory.


1. Power off the virtual machine.
2. Open the virtual machine's .vmx configuration file in a text editor. For more information,
3. Add a line to the .vmx configuration file for the virtual machine, specifying a full path to the directory on a datastore for the workingDir option:

workingDir = "new_path_location"

Example:

workingDir = "/vmfs/volumes/46f1225f-552b0069-e03b-00145e808070/vm-snapshots"

This ensures that subsequently created snapshots will cause new virtual disk redolog (-delta.vmdk) files to be created in the defined directory.


see here

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002929

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2007563
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apollo-13Author Commented:
hanccocka : unfortunaltly i do not have any backup from this VM(exchnageserver).
can smtg happen? when if i cant poweron again then i think will be terrible :)
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apollo-13Author Commented:
is there a any video or smtg? because i had never did this
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you are uncertain of the procedures, and you do not feel comfortable, I would recommend, logging a support call with Veeam or VMware Support.
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apollo-13Author Commented:
thanks
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