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  • 1.  Copying files from one ds to another

    Posted Sep 09, 2016 05:50 PM

    Hi guys.

    for legal reason, I need to make snapshot (with memory) for a considerable number of vms and take them to another datastore.

    So if I did it manually it would be:

    take snapshot

    browse datastore

    copy vmdk and vmsn to another datastore

    I need to automate this.

    the snapshots are already done

    - created text file with vm names

    - Get-Content .\TEXTFILE.txt | ForEach-Object {get-vm $_ | New-Snapshot -name SNAPNAME -memory:$true }

    Now, I'm trying to copy files and with the following, it does not copy everything I need... (powercli gives copy-item : Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object.) and only copies one item)

    - Create csv file with: vmname,ds,folder

    - use those lines:

    import-csv CSVFILE.csv |

    ForEach {

    $ds = get-datastore -name $_.ds

    $folder = $_.folder

    $vmname = $_.vmname

    $newds = Get-Datastore -Name DATASTORENAME

    New-PSDrive -Location $newds -Name newds -PSProvider VimDatastore -Root "\"

    New-PSDrive -Location $ds -Name oldds -PSProvider VimDatastore -Root "\"

    copy-item "oldds:\$folder\*" "newds:\vmfolder\$vmname"

    get-psdrive oldds | remove-psdrive

    get-psdrive newds | remove-psdrive


    I'm cutting my hairs overs this one.

    Any ideas?


  • 2.  RE: Copying files from one ds to another
    Best Answer

    Posted Sep 09, 2016 07:10 PM

    Well, I rebooted my session and eveything works fine...

    Powershell needed a rest I think :-)