Step 5. Select Destination and Disk Format

At the Target step of the wizard, select the destination for disk export and format in which you want to save the resulting virtual disks:

  1. From the Server list, select a server on which the resulting virtual disks must be saved. If you plan to save the disks in the VMDK format on a datastore, select an ESXi host to which this datastore is connected.

Step 5. Select Destination and Disk Format Note:

If you export VMDK disks to a datastore, disks are saved in the thin provisioned format. If you export VMDK disks to a server, disks are saved in the thick format.

VHD/VHDX disks are always saved as dynamically expanding.

  1. In the Path to folder field, specify a datastore or folder on the server where the virtual disks must be placed.
  2. Select the export format for the disks:
  • VMDK — select this option if you want to save the resulting virtual disk in the VMware VMDK format. This is the only available option if you export disks to a datastore.
  • VHD — select this option if you want to save resulting virtual disk in the Microsoft Hyper-V VHD format.
  • VHDX — select this option if you want to save resulting virtual disk in the Microsoft Hyper-V VHDX format (supported by Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or later).
  1. [For VMDK disks exported to a datastore] Click the Pick proxy to use link to select backup proxies over which disk data must be transported to the target datastore. You can assign backup proxies explicitly or instruct Veeam Backup & Replication to automatically select backup proxies.

Step 5. Select Destination and Disk Format 

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