As these files would need to be copied to a windows share first for the converter to import i started with WinSCP, when it told me it was going to take 5 hours I looked elsewhere, I have used the Free Veeam FastSCP program before and new that unfortunately I could not copy files from a Linux server to the local windows machine.
During the previous week I was made aware, courtesy of @VMDoug that there was a new Beta of this product, I downloaded it and installed it and to my surprise look at what I found….
A nice new shiny ‘My Computer Node’.
As it turns out, that VM that was going to take 5 hours to transfer was done and dusted in 45 minutes !
Very, Very Impressive, and this is still a beta !
But as Duncan at Yellow Bricks makes clear in his post, this is not necessarily the most secure method of transferring the data, but as I was on the same network and not worried about the security it worked out great !
Go download Veeam Backup and FastSCP from the Veeam site now, every VI admin should have it !
Thanks for the comments, Couldn’t agree more VMdoug, I say its a great product and I don’t even work for Veeam (but will kindly accept payment in the form of access to VMworld and shares of the Veeam company 🙂
Thanks for the post Alan! Remember, FastSCP is the only 3rd party solution for ESXi. I find the Beta Version’s datastore browser must easier to use that the VIC Datastore browser, but of course I’m biased because I work for Veeam 😉
I encourage everyone to check it out for themselves and see if they like it…hey, it’s Free!