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Rename a .VMDK file

I have a new ESXi V6 server going well.
Guest OS is  Server 2012 R2 x 2.

To create the second Server 2012 server I copy then pasted  the first one in the Datastore Browser to another folder. I renamed the .vmx and nvram file names no worries however I could not seem to rename the .VDMK so i just ran sysprep in Windows and all seemed fine.

My issue now is  I can not  backup the cloned server in Acronis VM protect. It does not see the VM .

TLDR. How can I rename a .VMDK file. ?
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The simplest way to do this is use the built-in VMWare Clone feature; rather than trying to manually manipulate the underlying file system...
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Thanks guys,  well it is too late for the easy options.