You can move a single Writable Volume or multiple volumes from one storage to another.

There are other considerations to note when you are moving multiple volumes:
  • If the volumes are still attached at the time of the move, the move will occur after the volumes get detached.
  • If you are moving multiple volumes, the move will always occur in the background.
  • Other operations such as sync, refresh, or rescan of volumes have a higher priority than the move operation. As a result, if these operations are queued at the same time as the move operation, the time taken to move the volumes is affected.
  • The time taken to move the volumes is also affected by the number of volumes. If you are moving a large number of volumes, the operation might take a long time. See Perform Writable Volume Operations (Move, Back Up, and Restore).


  • Ensure that the source and destination storage are visible from the same vCenter Server.
  • If you are moving a single volume and choose to move the volume immediately, ensure that the volume is detached.


  1. From App Volumes Manager, go to VOLUMES (2.X) > Writables.
    A list of users is displayed.
  2. Select the volume or volumes you want to move.
  3. Click Move.
  4. On the Move Writable Volume page, provide the following information:
    Option Description
    Destination Storage Select a storage from the drop-down menu.
    Destination Path Enter the destination path.
    The size of the destination storage and the expanded size (if thin provisioning is not supported) is displayed.
  5. Click Move.
  6. If you are moving a single volume, on the Confirm Move Writable Volume window, select when you want to move the selected volume:
    • Move volumes in the background - App Volumes Manager dispatches a background job to move the volume and the display goes back to the manager console immediately.
    • Move volumes immediately - App Volumes Manager waits for the move to be completed and the console is not responsive until either the process is complete or 10 minutes have elapsed.
  7. Click Move to confirm.


Go to ACTIVITY > Activity Log to see detailed information about the operation. Go to ACTIVITY > System Messages to see any warnings or error messages.