I am trying to do a restore of a vm and I want to make sure I am doing this correctly. First of all I powered down the vm and then in vshpere client I went to the datastore and copied the folder of the vm which was named the vm name I gave it. (serv-1).
Next I put up a test box exsi server and I am now uploading the vm from the usb drive I copied it to. My question is, Is there anything else I need to do once it is done copying?
I noticed that when it copied over one of the files in the folder look different. The file is SERV1-flat.vmdk . The original file that is on the exsi server is SERV1.vmdk it does not have the flat in the name like the copied file.