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VMware ESXi 5.0 remove iscsi lun from datastore

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Hello,

I have a datastore on ESXi 5.0 that consists of a 2.7TB  local disk and a 2TB  iscsi LUN. I want to remove the LUN. Is there a way to do that, or do I need to destroy the datastore and recreate it, this time assigning only the local disk?

What will happen if the LUN dies, or loses network connection?

At the moment I am considering adding a new datastore, shutting down the VMs and removing them from inventory, then moving their folders to the new datastore, and re-adding them to inventory.

I thought about using Veeam Backup to do migration, but it does not copy the snapshots and failed on machines that were not shut down.

Thanks!
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