You can use disk-based cloning to select a different datastore for a destination virtual disk.

Prerequisites

On the Options page of the Conversion wizard, click Data to copy in the options list.

You can change the destination datastore for a disk only for managed destinations with more than one datastore.

Procedure

  1. From the Data copy type drop-down menu, select Copy all disks and maintain layout.
  2. Click the name of the virtual disk to relocate and select a different datastore from the Destination datastore drop-down menu.
  3. Save your settings.

    Option

    Description

    Select another option from the options list

    Saves your settings and displays the pane for the selected option.

    Click Next

    Saves your settings and displays the next page of the Conversion wizard.

    • The Customizations page is displayed if you select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine in the Advanced options pane.

    • The Summary page is displayed if you do not select Customize guest preferences for the virtual machine in the Advanced options pane.

Results

The virtual disk file (.vmdk) is stored in the selected datastore.