Clone Virtual Disk

To clone a virtual disk:

  1. Click the Repositories tab. Select the repository in which the virtual disk is located. Select Virtual Disks in the navigation tree.

  2. Select the virtual disk in the table in the management pane. Click Clone Virtual Disk Clone Virtual Disk icon in the management pane toolbar.

  3. The Clone Virtual Disk dialog box is displayed. Select or edit the following:

    • Clone Target Type: The destination storage type for the cloned virtual disk, either:

      • Repository

      • Physical Disk

      • Storage Array

    • Clone Target: The destination location for the cloned virtual disk. Click Search Clone Target Search Clone Target icon to select the destination.

      The Search Clone Target dialog box is displayed. Select the location on which to clone the virtual disk and click OK.

    • Clone Type: Whether to use a Sparse Copy or Non-sparse Copy. Sparse Copy creates a sparse disk, so the size of the disk is smaller than the original. Sparse copy is faster than using Non-Sparse Copy. Non-Sparse Copy copies the entire virtual disk, and so is slower than creating a sparse disk.

    Click OK to clone the virtual disk.