3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 12, 2019 11:07 AM by continuum

    How can I (temporarily) mount an ext3 partition to copy VMs to the data store?

    Skynet007 Novice

      Hi all!


      I wanted to test some VM backups on an ESX 5.5u3 server.

      I know I could just copy them over the network, but I thought that disk to disk would be quicker.  So I attached a SATA drive directly to test server's main board, but when I tried to issue a mount command the command doesn't exist.


      I know that the ESX hypervisor is a cut down version of linux, but I read somewhere that ESX servers (can't remember which version) can read ext3 partitions.


      Does anyone know how to mount an ext3 partition from the ESX cli?