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Copy VMs with multiple virtual disks on Xenserver to new SAN SRs

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I have purchased a new DotHill SAN to replace my aging LeftHand SAN. The host is running my VMs is Xenserver 5.6 SP2 (free version). I have done some research to has lead me to believe that shutting down the VM and doing Copy VM with a full copy seems the most straight forward way to complete what I want to do.

My issue is the my Exchange server, SQL server, and File server have multiple virtual disks. For example, my File server has 3 virtual disks attached to it that are provided from the LeftHand SAN and are connected to the host as 3 separate SRs. After I have created and attached the proper sized SRs from my new SAN how do I copy those servers with multiple virtual disks to their new SRs from the LeftHand SAN.

Or am I completely wrong and need to go a different direction?

THANKS!
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if you move the VM and not all virtual disks are moved to the new storage you can do the following:
- shut down VM
- rename the disk at the storage (to recognise the file)
- detach vDisk from VM
- goto old storage
- search the vdisk - move to new storage
- goto VM - and reattach the vdisk to the new storage
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