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best way to copy vmdk file between two esxi with no shared storage

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What is the best way or faster way or is it possible to copy virtual machine files between two esxi hosts with no shared storage?

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diegodco31
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hi

You can export vm and after import to other host

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npadmani
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I am sure William Lams blog post would help here.

https://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2012/06/how-to-copy-vms-directly-between-esxi.html

Narendra Padmani VCIX6-DCV | VCIX7-CMA | VCI | TOGAF 9 Certified
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diegodco31
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hi

You can export vm and after import to other host

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Diego Oliveira LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dcodiego

You can use WinSCP to download the virtual machine files and upload them with WinSCP to the other ESXi host.

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Dave_the_Wave
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"Best way" is with vCenter.

vCenter does not contain any storage at all.

All datastores remain on the host(s).

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