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vsphere 5.5 is it possible during a clone to select what disks to clone

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i need to transfer large amounts of data from 1 file server to another
i am going to clone the server then detach the disks from the clone and attach to the new server
this means my original server is intact if something goes wrong and i need to revert back
because there is so much data the clone time will be over 5 hours
most of the drives are read only so i was wondering if i could clone the read only disks now then at the last clone the read / write disk
this would cut down the time needed
is it possible to select disks to clone
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You can copy (like veeam scp) individual disks and add them to a new virtual machine.
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how can I copy what utility do I use
im running vsphere 5.5 enterprise with virtual centre
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WinSCP
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php


 or Veeam SCP
http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esxi-fastscp.html

both are rather slow though!
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so might be quicker just taking a normal clone through vsphere
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Yes, and then just remove the disks you do not want to keep.
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by:dougdog
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ok just though there would be a better way it takes 12 hours to clone 8tb
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it's a data copy/move it takes time.

Depending upon the SAN and plugins you have an VAAI, it could be quicker...

but its still a lot of data to copy and clone.
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no probs
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sorry my mistake meant to split this
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