Quickly move/copy thin-provisioned VMs in VMware ESXi

It’s a script I’ve been using often but I forgot to write a post about this

In VMware ESXi copying thin provisioned VMs using the web interface or console consumes a lot of time and disk IO as it defaults to allocate the new VM as a thick provisioned one.
So I created a special script that avoids default copy operations and copy files as you normally would expect.



I hope this simple script saves you much of your precious time.

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