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dear sir we are facing some issues

v need to move temporary from vm paid esxi  to vm free esxi

our 1 linux machine rhel 5.8 64bit, see their partition detail as follows

[root@srvr4 ~]# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             119G   14G   99G  12% /
tmpfs                 1.9G     0  1.9G   0% /dev/shm
/dev/NMP1              99G  2.3G   92G   3% /application

so now what is the issue while doing v2v from my win7 pc using vmware converter so it show total space of disk as 3 partition /root, /application and swap

where when we start migration so only swap and /root showing and /application is disappear

so can someone assist step by step where what to trouble shoot it exactly
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by:tmsa12
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basically our production hardware blade which has vm paid moving to another city location

so v r afraid we want to take safe side backup, as when need we can run. plz advise all possible way offlien online live or backend if we can take backup
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why not just download the VM folder to a workstation, and re-upload?

this article discusses copying a VM folder, to a new folder, but you can DOWNLOAD the contents to your workstation, with no change to VM.

HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

this EE Article discusses an ISO file, but the same can be done with a VM Folder

HOW TO: Upload an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) using the vSphere Client, and checking its MD5 checksum signature is correct.

Or use File > Export > Export to OVF, and Import on the FREE server.
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by:tmsa12
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hello gurus i will try ur all given option

but hve u seen something looks strange to me is that b4 start it show full space of machine while the time of advanced paramter it show only 2 parition root and swap and application disappear

however on vm paid all r on same disk avaialble
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I would use the Export option.
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some of windows 2008 r2 vm machine says this also

the source of computer has GPT disk(s) conversion of live computers with gpt disk is not supported
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Use the Export option to Backup.
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this is fine whatever given to me

but the i attached some screen shot

the disk is not able to read by vmconverter so can someone suggest what to try exactly.  as vmconverter picking 2 partition etc
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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I would recommend you use the Export to OVF function.
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