fartman
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how to insert files from physical machines into vmdk

Hi any advise on the script i could use to upload files from host machines in to vmdk directly

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aravinds3107
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You should just do a normal copy from the physical server to the VM to the drive which you want..

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fartman
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I am trying to copy a file into a vm which i have no network access;

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Can you put the file on a datastore? If you do that and have vsphere access, you can use Copy-DatastoreItem


http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2001041

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fartman
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Hi not sure if this will work i am trying to copy files from my physical host to a directory in a vm but my physical host cannot access the vm (ie no network connectivity)

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Sorry, I sent you the wrong command. As long as VMware tools is installed on the VM, you can copy using Copy-VMGuestFile

www.vmware.com/support/developer/PowerCLI/PowerCLI501/html/Copy-VMGuestFile.html

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