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User Guide for VMware vSphere

Copying VMs

With VM copy jobs, you can create a fully-functional copy of a VM and store this copy on the backup repository or storage device. VM copying may be helpful if you want to move your datacenter to another location, archive a VM before decommisioning and so on.

To create a VM copy, you must configure a VM copy job. One job can be used to process one VM or more VMs.

You can configure a job and start it immediately or save the job to start it later. Jobs can be started manually or scheduled to run automatically at specific time.

Before creating a VM copy job, check prerequisites. Then use the New VM Copy Job wizard to configure a VM copy job.

  1. Launch the New Virtual Machine Copy Job wizard
  2. Specify a job name and description
  3. Select VMs to copy
  4. Exclude objects from the VM copy job
  5. Specify the copy destination
  6. Specify guest processing settings
  7. Define the job schedule
  8. Finish working with the wizard
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