Download of external hard drive in the data store

I need to move a virtual machine from one host to another host to a desktop, both running ESXi 4.1. I copied the file from the virtual machine to an external hard drive from the source host using the browser of data store. Is it possible to connect the drive external hard directly on the host target via USB and download the file to the virtual machine in the local data store on the host?

I know that I can just use the broswer data store and download them to the local network via a laptop running the vSphere client connected directly to the host (rather than the server of vC. If I was logged on the vC server must run traffic over the Wan to the Vc and then back to the host of Management Office?). I'd rather do it directly from the outside in the host.


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Unfortunately not. You can use a tool such as Veeam fastSCP to transfer. It is faster than the browser data store, and it's free.

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