max2479
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Moving VM in ESXi

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I have only one ESXi server. How do I move VM to a different datastore?

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prakashraj
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Hi,

Use Datastore browser to move the VM

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Prakash

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prakashraj
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Hi,

Use Datastore browser to move the VM

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Prakash

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AndreTheGiant
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You can use datastore browser (as written before), but also cp (from the hidden management console) or also VMware Converter.

Andre

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rajepatwal
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Go to the datastore in the and right click to the VM which you want to move, click to the copy command and then go to the different datasouce and right click and then give commnad paste.

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VMmatty
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I agree with the other posters but just make sure that the VM is powered down before you do the copy. Or, as Andre said, use VMware Converter which does not require shutting down the VM first and is probably the easiest way to do it.

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