engr_root
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copying VM between esx 3.0 serevers

Hi All,

I am trying to copy some VMS between VMWARE ESX 3.0 servers this metod seems to work: /usr/sbin/vcbMounter -h engr-vserv1.usask.ca -u root -p <password> -a moref:704 -r scp://root@128.233.22.225:/vmfs/volumes/storage1/EngrMoodleVM

however the scp method seems to ,by default ave it to /tmp/<dir name> is the default directory which always gets filled up how can I specify somewhere else like /vmfs/workare

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azn2kew
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Why don't you use WinSCP or Veeam FastSCP. These are great programs to move files across and Veeam is the fastest since it doesn't encrypt the data.

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engr_root
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Can I just wiscp or fastscp the vm while its running? thats why I was using the scp:/ option of vcbmounter

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boydd
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You could also try using a product like vmware's Converter to move the vm's (Live). Assuming you don't have VC for the environment?

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