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This cmdlet copies the specified VDisk objects to the specified datastore.


Copy-VDisk [-VDisk] <VDisk[]> [-Datastore] <Datastore> [-Name <String>] [-RunAsync] -ScsiLun <ScsiLun> [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

Copy-VDisk [-VDisk] <VDisk[]> [-Datastore] <Datastore> [-Name <String>] [-RunAsync] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-StorageFormat <VDiskStorageFormat>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet copies the specified VDisk objects to the specified datastore. For RDM (RawVDisk), only one VDisk can be copied at once, and only copying from VMFS to VMFS is supported.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
VDiskVDisk[]Specifies the VDisk objects you want to copy.trueTrue (ByValue)
DatastoreDatastoreSpecifies the datastore to which you want to copy the metadata of the VDisk object. For flat disk, the contents of the disk are also copied to the specified datastore.trueFalse
ConfirmSwitchParameterIf the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.falseFalse
NameStringSpecifies the name of the copy of the VDisk object.falseFalse
RunAsyncSwitchParameterIndicates that the command returns immediately without waiting for the task to complete. In this mode, the output of the cmdlet is a Task object. For more information about the RunAsync parameter run "help About_RunAsync" in the VMware PowerCLI console.falseFalse
ScsiLunScsiLunSpecifies the backing SCSI LUN for the copy of the VDisk object.trueFalse
ServerVIServer[]Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is given to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.falseFalse
StorageFormatVDiskStorageFormatSpecifies the storage format of the copy of the VDisk object.falseFalse
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicates that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falseFalse

Return Type

The newly created copies of the specified VDisk objects



-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

Copy-VDisk -VDisk $vDisk -Datastore $ds

Copies the flat VDisk object $vDisk on the $ds datastore.

-------------------------- Example 2 --------------------------

Copy-VDisk -VDisk $vDisk -ScsiLun $scsiLun -Datastore $ds

Copies the raw VDisk object $vDisk on the $scsiLun SCSI LUN and stores metadata of this object on the $ds datastore.

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