hd9423
Contributor
Contributor

Could download Folder from datastore?

It seems that I am only able to upload and download file from the datastore, is this correct?

I was wondering if I can download the entire folder (for specific VM) from datastore to my laptop or do I have to download each file individually?

The VM in question is my vcenter and want to protect myself and have it in another media in case something happens to Host and/or to storage device and I lose my VMs.

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abhilashhb
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi hd9423,

Welcome to the VMware community.

When you browse datastore, Right-click on the particular folder you need to download and select Download. It will tell ask for you to save it to a particular location. Then save it. Its possible to download a folder Smiley Happy

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hd9423
Contributor
Contributor

Hello Abhilash,

Thanks for the response, now i see what i was doing wrong.

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taylorb
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

If this is for backup purposes, you may want to look at a free utility from Veeam (a leader in VM backup software) called VeeamZip.  It will make backup and recover a bit easier for you than downloading the files from the folder manually.   It is included in the free edition of their backup software:  http://www.veeam.com/virtual-machine-backup-solution-free.html?ad=menu

karlmujicUGL
Contributor
Contributor

Are you able to share how you got it working? I am having the same problem.

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MDNaseer
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

1. Browse the Datastore

2. Select the folder

3. Right click and download

4. Select the location to download