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Copy VM files to NFS share

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What is the best way to take a copy of the 2 VMs files (while the machine is off) to another NFS share?

The NFS share can aslo me mounted as a datastore.
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Not sure which version you have, but you could just migrate to another datastore using vcenter?
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by:Carpe--Diem
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I do not wish to migrate the VM.

I want to copy the VMs to another NFS share, the article provided shows how to copy within the same datastore, which is not suitable.

Currently I am downloading files to my local computer then copying them to the NFS share I am looking for a way to copy direct.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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mount the nfs share as a datastore on the same ESX host.

select the different datastore, and paste the files to it!

copy and paste works between datastores.

this is faster than copying from the server to your workstation, and workstation back to nfs share.
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by:Carpe--Diem
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How simple !!! cant believe I did not try that.
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