moving exchange vm to new datastore on new storage
Posted on 2012-09-17
my exchange server needed additional space one day and I had none on the existing datastore so I added an extent on another datastore. I now need to move the server to another storage unit. I do not have storage vMotion. I was thinking of using Veeam to replicate either directly or by restoring a back up to the new storage device, then mapping the replica to the original and replicating. the latter seems more efficient. however, my concern is the extent on the other datastore. How will that be affected? Will it be disregarded and the VM replicated in whole? I believe it would be as a restore from backup would not have knowledge of the extent; it would just see the backup file. Is that correct?
any suggestions on moving this beast of a machine (600 GB) as efficiently as possible are greatly appreciated.