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  • 1.  Copy a VM to an external hard drive

    Posted Apr 06, 2020 03:41 AM

    Good night community

    I need to copy a virtual machine from my esxi to a hard drive and pass it to another esxi that is somewhere else, do you know how I can do this ???

    Thank you!!!!!



  • 2.  RE: Copy a VM to an external hard drive

    Posted Apr 06, 2020 05:28 AM

    Hi,

    Export it in OVA or OVF format

    https://masteringvmware.com/how-to-export-vm-as-a-ovf-or-ova/

    ARomeo



  • 3.  RE: Copy a VM to an external hard drive

    Posted Apr 06, 2020 05:43 AM

    another solution is to type:

    https://<ip_your_Esxi>; - or <FQDN>\folder

    access the Datastore -> VM folder, and click on the individual files to allow the download:

    In these images my VM is turned on, you have to do it by turning off your virtual machine.

    ARomeo



  • 4.  RE: Copy a VM to an external hard drive

    Posted Apr 06, 2020 07:18 AM

    another way is to enable ssh on host and copy via WinSCP. VM needs to be powered down

    but the only supported way is to export as OVA/OVF. Unmount any ISO if connected, otherwise you will not be able to import the OVA



  • 5.  RE: Copy a VM to an external hard drive

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 06, 2020 07:45 AM

    And that the VM does NOT have snapshots first right?



  • 6.  RE: Copy a VM to an external hard drive

    Posted Apr 06, 2020 01:34 PM

    Virtual machine has scheduled snapshot



  • 7.  RE: Copy a VM to an external hard drive

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 06, 2020 01:37 PM

    Why?