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Brandon Neill is a VMware Certified Instructor and Consultant. He specializes in NSX and vRealize Automation. In addition to teaching Official VMware Classes, he provides contract training and consulting services.

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vSAN

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vSAN and LACP

Making a copy of a vSAN vmdk file

when accessing a vSAN datastore from the command line (ssh or shell), the the vmdk object is not visible, only the descriptor file is. This can make it challenging to use command line tools to work with the vmdk, such as making a copy. We can create a copy of the actual vmdk using vmkfstools. 1)

# cd /vmfs/volumes
# mkdir -p iSCSI-nvme/volumes/my-vch-data-backup/volumes/mydata
# vmkfstools -i vsanDatastore/volumes/my-vch-data/volumes/mydata/mydata.vmdk iSCSI-nvme/volumes/my-vch-data-backup/volumes/mydata/mydata.vmdk
# cp -R vsanDatastore/volumes/my-vch-data/volumes/mydata/imageMetadata/ iSCSI-nvme/volumes/my-vch-data-backup/volumes/mydata
vsan.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/18 14:08 by brandon