Copy the images folder, including folder name and relative path, to the new datastore.


Verify that both the current and destination datastores are available.


  1. Using SSH, log in to the ESXi host on which the current Image Service datastore is mounted.
  2. Switch to root user.
    sudo su -
  3. Locate the images folder.

    The images folder is typically called images and resides on the top level.

  4. Using the cp or scp Linux command, copy the images folder to the new datastore.

    When copying the folder to the new datastore, retain both the images folder name and relative path.

What to do next

You must now modify the images data to reflect the new location. For details, see Update the Migrated Images Location Data.