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PowerCLI Move-Harddisk from csv file

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Hi all,

Been banging my head with this one its drving me mad hopefully someone can help please. I am using LucD excellent Orphaned files and folders - Spring cleaning - LucD notes script to identify orphaned VMDK files. I have ran the script and exported the results into a CSV file.

What I need to do now is to run a script that will move every VMDK in the csv file to another datastore. I am struggling to get the powercli command correct and I am hoping someone will be able to help please.

I have tried these:

Move-HardDisk -Harddisk (Import-Csv C:\csvfilename.csv | %{$_.Name})


Cannot bind parameter 'HardDisk'. Cannot convert the "filename_0001.vmdk" value of type "System.String" to type  "VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Types.V1.VirtualDevice.HardDisk"

And

Get-HardDisk -Name (Import-Csv C:\Users\DeanE\Documents\ListofDeletedDC2_A_T1_SRM_PL003VMDKs.csv | %{$_.Name})

Get-HardDisk Please specify at least one of the following: Path, Datastore, VirtualMachine, Template or Snapshot. 

And

Get-HardDisk -Datastore DatastoreName -Name (Import-Csv C:\csvfilename.csv | %{$_.Name}) 

Parameter set cannot be resolved using the specified named parameters.

Any help would be greatly appreciated please.

Thanks very much

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LucD
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Ok, had another look.

The following seems to work for me, at least for the entries that have `flat` in the VMDK filename

Import-Csv c:\orphan.csv -UseCulture | %{

    $ds = $_.Extents.Split(']')[0].Trim('[')

    $dsPath = $_.Extents.Replace('-flat','')

    Get-HardDisk -Datastore $ds -DatastorePath $dsPath

}



If you have entries in the CSV for which it doesn´t work, let me know what is in the Extents field.


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LucD
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Did you already try with the Path parameter instead of the Name parameter ?


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emerson132
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No sorry, will give that a whirl now.

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emerson132
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So the headers I get in the csv file are

"Extents","Name","Thin","CapacityKB","Folder","Size"

the extents field gives the following results:

[Datastore Name] filename-00001-delta.vmdk

Tried running this:

Move-HardDisk -Harddisk (Import-Csv C:\vmdk.csv | %{$_.Extents})

Cannot bind parameter 'HardDisk'. Cannot convert the value of type "System.String" to type   "VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Types.V1.VirtualDevice.HardDisk".

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LucD
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Does this work ?

Import-Csv -DatastorePath 'C:\Users\DeanE\Documents\ListofDeletedDC2_A_T1_SRM_PL003VMDKs.csv' | %{

    Get-HardDisk -Path $_.Extents

}


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emerson132
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It gives me this error for each line on the csv

Get-HardDisk : Cannot validate argument on parameter 'Path'. The argument is null. Supply a non-null argument and try the command again.

Get-HardDisk The specified path filename.vmdk is not valid. Only 'VimDatastore' provider paths are valid for the Path parameter

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LucD
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That should have been Extents, not Extent


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emerson132
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Thanks, yeah I noticed that still get this error.

Get-HardDisk : 17/07/2015 10:12:40 Get-HardDisk The specified path '[datastore] filename-000010-delta.vmdk' is not valid. Only 'VimDatastore' provider

paths are valid for the Path parameter. 

At C:\Users\DeanE\Documents\Get-VMDKsfromcsv.ps1:6 char:5

+ Get-HardDisk -Path $_.Extents

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (VMware.VimAutom...DatastoreItem[]:DatastoreItem[]) [Get-HardDisk], VimException

  + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Core_GetVirtualHardDisk_TryValidateProviderPath_InvalidPathProvider,VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.Commands.VirtualDevice.GetHardDisk

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LucD
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And with DatastorePath instead of Path ?


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emerson132
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Different error this time:

Get-HardDisk Value cannot be found for the mandatory parameter Datastore 

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LucD
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Ok, had another look.

The following seems to work for me, at least for the entries that have `flat` in the VMDK filename

Import-Csv c:\orphan.csv -UseCulture | %{

    $ds = $_.Extents.Split(']')[0].Trim('[')

    $dsPath = $_.Extents.Replace('-flat','')

    Get-HardDisk -Datastore $ds -DatastorePath $dsPath

}



If you have entries in the CSV for which it doesn´t work, let me know what is in the Extents field.


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emerson132
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You my friend are a legend!!! This is what I used as all  the files listed are "-delta". Thank you very much for taking the time to help, its very much appreciated.

Import-Csv C:\orphan.csv -UseCulture | %{

 

   $ds = $_.Extents.Split(']')[0].Trim('[')

 

   $dsPath = $_.Extents.Replace('-delta','')

 

   Get-HardDisk -Datastore $ds -DatastorePath $dsPath

} | Move-HardDisk -Datastore datastorename

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FJ1200
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I've been looking at a similar thing, so going to give this a go.  I generate the csv from the RVTools Healthcheck page and we have a LOT of orphan files.  I'd like to output the filename, file size, start and finish times to a text file as well.  I'm just starting to get my head around PowerCLi and enjoying the power it brings!

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