axl1971
Contributor
Contributor

copy virtual disk from ESXi 5.0 to ESXi 6.7 U3

I have 2 servers

Server A running ESXi 5.0

Server B running ESXi 6.7 U3

On server A I have a 800 GB virtual disk that I want to copy to Server B

Whats the best method

Bother ESXi server on same subnet.

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Rogeriosales
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Contributor

Hello axl1971, I believe that in this situation the best would be to use VMware converter.

lucasbernadsky
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Hot Shot

Hi there!

I believe this community post apply to your problem: unknown

Copy virtual disk for using by another VM

In that example, it says to copy VMDK and VMDK-flat files from server A datastore folder to Server B and then attach server B. I think it is the faster option.

VMware converter would be a good way to clone de vDisk but low on performance.

If server A doesn't need the disk any more, your best option would be to dettach the disk from server A and attach it to Server B.

Regards!

a_p_
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ZibiM
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Enthusiast

NFS shared volume

Either from storage array or from the VM hosted somewhere and connected to this subnet

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axl1971
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Contributor

can i use the ovftool to copy a single virtual disk and not the other virtual disks associated with a VM

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