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I need to migrate the C drive on my exchange vm server to a new datastore

I have 2 exchange servers that have their dbs disk on datastores on a new san but the C drive for both exchange vm servers is still on the old san storage.
What is the best way to migrate the C drive over to the new datastores on the new san?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Storage vMotion ?

Do you have a license for this?

otherwise Cold Migration, eg. VM Off, Right Click - Migrate ?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
No storage vmotion so I guess I will just power it off and then if I recall, it will give me the option on which disk I want to migrate correct?
Because the dbs disk are already on the datastore that is on the new san but the C drive is still on a datastore on the old san..
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Correct, power off the VM, Migrate, it will ask which datastore to migrate to.

(it's clever, and already knows disks are on that datastore, so will only migtrate the virtual disk, which is not on that datastore!).
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Well I do have storage vmotion but when I select migrate it wants to migrate all of the disk when I only need to mirgate the C disk which is 150GB.. How do I tell it to just migrate the C disk and not the other disk?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Never mind I remember what to do. I just select advanced and then change the location for the C partion and leave the rest set to current location...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Correct.
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vmichAuthor Commented:
thanks for your help..
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vmichAuthor Commented:
storage vmotion
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