vSphere PowerCLI Reference

Move-Datastore

Synopsis

Moves datastores from one location to another.

Syntax

Move-Datastore [-Datastore] <Datastore[]> [-Destination] <VIObject> [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

Related Commands

Online version
New-Datastore
Get-Datastore
Remove-Datastore
Set-Datastore

Detailed Description

Moves datastores from one location to another.

Parameters

NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
DatastoreDatastore[]Specify the datastore that you want to move.truetrue (ByValue)
DestinationVIObjectSpecify a datastore cluster, folder, or datacenter where you want to place the 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
ServerVIServer[]Specify 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
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicate that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse

Return Type

Datastore[]

Notes

Examples

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

Move-Datastore "MyDatastore" -Destination "MyDatastoreFolder"

Moves the MyDatastore datastore to the specified folder.

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

$myDatastoreCluster = Get-DatastoreCluster -Name "MyDatatoreCluster"
Get-Datastore "MyDatastore1", "MyDatastore2" | Move-Datstore -Destination $myDatastoreCluster

Moves two datastores to a specified datastore cluster.


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