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Move vmdk file to new disk

Posted on 2014-11-12
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We initially created 3 virtual disks from a single data store for a VM.  We have since added 2 new data stores and would like to move the existing virtual disks to the new data stores.  What do I need to do to migrate the virtual disks to the new data stores?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Do you have Storage vMotion, if so select Migrate virtual machine, and select your datastores, you want to migrate to.

If you do not have Storage vMotion, you will have to manually remove the disk from the virtual machine (not the disk).

and manually copy and paste the disk to new datastore.

in the VM Settings, Add new disk, browse to disk, and datastore, and select the disk and add.
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