Moving my Windows VM?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Michael73, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Michael73 macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2007
    Last week I ordered my new Mac Pro with a 1TB SSD. My current boot drive has 950GB worth of stuff on it so I want to free up some space before the new machine arrives. In looking around, two of the biggest space hogs are my two virtual machines that I run through VMWare Fusion. My WinXP takes up 139GB and my Win7 machine takes up 63GB. Both machines were, by default, placed in my Documents > Virtual Machines directory.

    In order to free up space can I simply copy the Virtual Machines directory to another drive?

    Ultimately, since I bought a Drobo 5D to house the drives that sit in my current Mac Pro, I want to move the VMs over to it and run them via TB. Doable? Advisable?
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    A quick web search on "vmware fusion move virtual machine to external drive" found Moving VMs in VMware Fusion.

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