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move VMware install from local disks to USB / SD card

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Greetings,

I have VMware installed on local disks (HP Proliant DL360 G6). I would like to move the VMware install off them and move it to an SD card / USB stick. Is that possible and if so, how can I copy it?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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I'm afraid it is not possible or supported.

But what you can do is backup the current configuration, and restore to a USB/SD card installation.

So install as normal to SD card/USB flash drive, and then restore the config, or course you will need a current copy of the configuration taken before you install, on your admin workstation.

see here to backup and restore ESXi configuration

VMware KB: Backing up and restoring ESXi configuration

(you mean that you do not do this daily/weekly at present!)
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thanks for verifying that. read a few things online but wanted to make sure before I started this.
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HA! of course I do it daily...

thanks for the link.
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easy to script, and can save alot of issue, if you've made config changes.....which hose the host!
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