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Copy files between ESXi hosts using SCP

Need a quick way to move files on one datastore to the datastore of another host that is not within the same vCenter?

In a Nutanix environment SSH is enabled on the hosts so we can use SCP to do this.  I needed to move an ISO repository from the production cluster to the TEST / DEV cluster.  Log into the source host as root, change directory to the datastore folder  (/vmfs/volumes/DATASTORE/FOLDER) and then run the following command:

scp –r * root@DESTINATION:/vmfs/volumes/DATASTORE/FOLDER

# The destination FOLDER must already exist on the destination DATASTORE.