Move-VMStorage

Moves the storage of a virtual machine.

Syntax

Move-VMStorage
    [-ComputerName <String[]>]
    [-VMName] <String>
    [-DestinationStoragePath] <String>
    [-ResourcePoolName <String>]
    [-RetainVhdCopiesOnSource]
    [-AllowUnverifiedPaths]
    [-AsJob]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]
Move-VMStorage
    [-ComputerName <String[]>]
    [-VMName] <String>
    [-VirtualMachinePath <String>]
    [-SnapshotFilePath <String>]
    [-SmartPagingFilePath <String>]
    [-Vhds <Hashtable[]>]
    [-ResourcePoolName <String>]
    [-RetainVhdCopiesOnSource]
    [-AllowUnverifiedPaths]
    [-AsJob]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]
Move-VMStorage
    [-VM] <VirtualMachine>
    [-DestinationStoragePath] <String>
    [-ResourcePoolName <String>]
    [-RetainVhdCopiesOnSource]
    [-AllowUnverifiedPaths]
    [-AsJob]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]
Move-VMStorage
    [-VM] <VirtualMachine>
    [-VirtualMachinePath <String>]
    [-SnapshotFilePath <String>]
    [-SmartPagingFilePath <String>]
    [-Vhds <Hashtable[]>]
    [-ResourcePoolName <String>]
    [-RetainVhdCopiesOnSource]
    [-AllowUnverifiedPaths]
    [-AsJob]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Move-VMStorage cmdlet moves the storage of a virtual machine.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Move-VMStorage "Test VM" -DestinationStoragePath D:\TestVM

Moves all files associated with a virtual machine test VM to D:\TestVM

Example 2

PS C:\>Move-VMStorage "Test VM" -VirtualMachinePath D:\TestVM\Config -SnapshotFilePath D:\TestVM\Snapshots -SmartPagingFilePath D:\TestVM\SmartPaging -VHDs @(@{"SourceFilePath" = "C:\TestVM\Disk1.VHDX"; "DestinationFilePath" = "D:\TestVM\Disks\Disk1.VHDX"}, @{"SourceFilePath" = "C:\TestVM\Disk2.VHDX"; "DestinationFilePath" = "D:\TestVM\Disks\Disk2.VHDX"})

Moves all files associated with a virtual machine test VM to different locations under D:\TestVM.

Required Parameters

-DestinationStoragePath

Specifies a destination storage path to which all virtual machine storage is to be moved.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VM

Specifies the virtual machine whose storage is to be moved.

Type:VirtualMachine
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMName

Specifies the name of the virtual machine whose storage is to be moved.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AllowUnverifiedPaths

Allows the move operation to be attempted even if the paths specified for the destination computer cannot be verified prior to attempting the move operation.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-AsJob

Specifies that the cmdlet is to be run as a background job.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ComputerName

Specifies one or more virtual machine hosts on which the virtual machine storage is to be moved. NetBIOS names, IP addresses, and fully-qualified domain names are allowable. The default is the local computer - use "localhost" or a dot (".") to specify the local computer explicitly.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ResourcePoolName

Specifies the name of the storage resource pool to use after the move operation is complete.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RetainVhdCopiesOnSource

Specify $true to keep any parent virtual hard disks on the source computer. If not specified, all virtual hard disks will be removed from the source computer once the virtual machine is successfully moved.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SmartPagingFilePath

Specifies the new path to use for a smart paging file, if one is needed.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SnapshotFilePath

Specifies the new path for any snapshot files associated with the virtual machine.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Vhds

Specifies an array of hashtables that contain locations for each individual virtual hard disk to be moved. Each hashtable should have two entries. The first entry specifies the current location of the virtual hard disk to move, and has a key of SourceFilePath. The second entry specifies the new location for the virtual hard disk, and has a key of DestinationFilePath. The virtual hard disk name must be identical in both entries.

Type:Hashtable[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VirtualMachinePath

Specifies the path to the virtual machine configuration file and associated memory files.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False