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VM is on both data stores after migration

Posted on 2013-05-29
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Hello Experts

we recently upgraded to Vcentre 5.1 and have a brand new ESX 5.1 along with some 4.1s
I migrated a machine from 4.1 to 5.1 successfully ; VM runs fine but I noticed I still have a
folder on old original data store regarding this machine. These files are getting updated as well . ( from time stamp ) ; almost same set of files also reside on new data store.

There was no snap shots of this VM . we never create snapshots. we usually backup the VMs.
VM properties itself only shows new datastore.

confusing ... any suggestions ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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can you screenshot both datastores, and also VM Settings?

this vm does not have two disks, one on each datastore?

How was the VM Migrated, Cold Migrated, vMotion, Storage vMotion?

is this shared storage or local storage?

does the VM Summary, show both datastores?
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1. You could either edit the .vmx file and look for references to the "confusing" .vmdk file; where is it picked up from; i mean, from which storage?

2. or you could check this using the GUI for each of your virtual disks.
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by:akhalighi
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- VM ONLY shows new data store in its configuration.
- This was a cold migration . we have no Vmotion
- Local disk . no SAN.
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by:akhalighi
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ah .. sorry folks ..my bad . when I was making screenshots I noticed that there is another server with a very similar name ( called R2Report instead of Report ) ; this was a stupid mistake ..splitting the points . thanks for your time.
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Very Good, no problems!
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