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copy VMs between datastores vmware

there are times when you want to copy vms from one datastore to another in vmware and not use the move command.  below is the easiest way to do this:

 

  • launch vspehere
  • browse to your source datastore and select the folder/vm you want to copy
    • highlight everything in the folder and right click and select copy
  • browse to your destination datastore and create a new folder for your vm
    • highlight the folder and in the right window where you see files right click and select paste
  • remove from inventory your vm
  • add your new vm from your destination datastore by right clicking the vmx file and clicking add to inventory

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