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I have a few VM's (View) that are no longer used. I want to archive them, but not delete them from disk, so if I needed them later I could access them. Would like to move them off the SAN there are currently on, could move them to another file server.
How to do this?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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It's quite a simple process, first Remove them from Inventory (do not delete them from disk).

Where would you like to archive them?

see my Guide on how to Backup.

VMware ESX/ESXi Backup Guide

another method is Export, but make sure they are part of the Inventory, to Export, and remove from Inventory after Export!

Part 10: HOW TO: Backup (Export) and Restore (Import) virtual machines to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 for FREE
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Very cool articles. I'll go over these and open a new question if needed.

Thanks
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No problems glad to help
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