markroe
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What are the implications of changing the name of a datastore with ESX 3.0.2.

Is this possible without losing data and what is the best approach to do this ?

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dalepa
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We have done this several times... no problems yet...

What are the implications of changing the name of a

datastore with ESX 3.0.2.

Is this possible without losing data and what is the

best approach to do this ?

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dalepa
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We have done this several times... no problems yet...

What are the implications of changing the name of a

datastore with ESX 3.0.2.

Is this possible without losing data and what is the

best approach to do this ?

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acr
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Since VI3 this is a very straight forward process, simply right click and rename, all done..!!

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chani13
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I have done this many times in our Test Lab. Always works.. No problem so far...

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bertdb
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as long as you never registered VMs manually from the CLI (most people don't), there's no problem renaming a datastore. Perfectly supported.

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BUGCHK
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It does not matter, because you must not try to use the 'friedly datastore name' in the path to the .vmx[/b] file anyway.

VMKB2122 - vmware-cmd Doesn't Recognize Symbolic Links to VMFS3 Volumes[/url]

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bertdb
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if you know what you're doing, it doesn't matter, I agree. But not everybody knows exactly what they're doing Smiley Happy

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alhamad
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No problem.

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markroe
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thanks

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