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    Tranfering files onto a Server on VMware

    We have a new server installed on VMware which is due to replace one of our problamatic existing servers. At the moment we have it in a sandboxed environment while I finish the configuration but I need to transfer some files to update the software. I may be being a little thick here, but how can I copy the file over?

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    vSphere Client ? Although I think that actually transfers files to the actual server not the host.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timzim View Post
    The same way you would copy any file or folder from one non-virtual server to another, e.g. via Windows Explorer, etc, assuming you are putting the server on the domain.
    Its in a sandbox enviroment so seperate.

    personally a quick easy way is to stick the files in an ISO upload to datastore and then mount as a cd drive on sandbox server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timzim View Post
    Sorry, didn't read the OP properly.
    The server isn't on the network at the moment so I cant connect to it outside of the VMware software. I cant give the new server domain access as it has the same name as the one it is replacing (reasons being that a lot of scripts have been installed locally on clients which will cause problems if a different server is used).

    Using vSphere Client, I can see that you can load .iso images into the CD drive but wondered if there was a way I could get it to see other files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Its in a sandbox enviroment so seperate.

    personally a quick easy way is to stick the files in an ISO upload to datastore and then mount as a cd drive on sandbox server.
    I did think of this, but wasn't sure if it would work....

    Thanks (for some reason there isn't a thank button on your post)

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold View Post
    I did think of this, but wasn't sure if it would work....

    Thanks (for some reason there isn't a thank button on your post)
    yeah it should do - if you download cdburner xp and create a data disc - file save as ISO - job done.

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