Copying large virtual machines or vApps with vCloud Connector can take several hours, depending on the size of the object you are copying and on the network.

To copy data to vCloud Hybrid Service, use the following guidelines.

Size of VM or vApp

Recommended Method

< 300 GB

Use the vCloud Connector Copy command.

>300 GB

Use the Offline Data Transfer service.

To copy large virtual machines or vApps over a low bandwidth network with the vCloud Connector Copy command, configure your source and destination vCloud Connector nodes with the following settings. If you are copying to vCloud Hybrid Service, configure your on-premise node with these settings.

1

Log in to the node as admin.

The default password is vmware.

2

Stop the tomcat service.

/usr/local/tcserver/vfabric-tc-server-standard/agent/bin/tcruntime-ctl.sh stop

3

Change to the /usr/local/tcserver/vfabric-tc-server-standard/agent/webapps/agent/WEB-INF/spring/appServlet directory.

4

Open the task.xml file for editing.

5

Replace the following section, between lines 57-64,

<!-- Quartz job that physically deletes Task resources after
a period of time -->
<bean id="removeOldTasksJob"
class="com.vmware.hc.agent.jobs.RemoveOldTasksJob"
init-method="initializeSchedule" lazy-init="false">
<property name="jobExecutionIntervalInHours" value="4"
/>
<property name="taskCleanupIntervalInHours" value="48"
/>
</bean>

with the following lines.

<!-- Quartz job that physically deletes Task resources after
a period of time -->
<bean id="removeOldTasksJob"
class="com.vmware.hc.agent.jobs.RemoveOldTasksJob"
init-method="initializeSchedule" lazy-init="false">
<property name="jobExecutionIntervalInHours" value="24"
/>
<property name="taskCleanupIntervalInHours" value="720"
/>
</bean>

6

Start the tomcat service.

/usr/local/tcserver/vfabric-tc-server-standard/agent/bin/tcruntime-ctl.sh start