changing snapshot location in ESX

Posted on 2012-08-16
Last Modified: 2012-08-16
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.
Question by:apollo-13
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    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"


    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

    Author Comment

    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 :)

    Author Comment

    is there a any video or smtg? because i had never did this
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    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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