I am in the process of copying vmdk disks off the esxi host onto to an external USB drive. The process is extremely slow when I attempt to copy the vmdk file from within vCenter to the external disk.
If I copy from the esxi host would it be faster?
Is there a best practice for accomplishing this task?
The external disk is currently attached to a utility server on the same subnet. But, the time it is taking to copy a 400GB vmdk is exorbitant .