You can monitor the status of copy tasks. Task information is available in the vCloud Connector user interface for 48 hours.

When you initiate a copy action, a task is created and displayed in the Tasks panel on the right. You can view the progress of the task. While a task is in progress, a progress bar appears. When a task is successfully completed, a green check mark appears next to it. If a task fails, a red cross appears next to the task.

You can also view up-to-date data transfer status. This information is available for all copy tasks, whether you use the Copy command directly or whether an object is copied as part of Content Sync or Data Center Extension. Place your cursor over the task in the Tasks pane to view the additional details in a pop-up window. You can view the following information.

Exported Total: The amount of data that has been exported from the source cloud. This corresponds to the first copy stage, transfer of data from the source cloud to the vCloud Connector node associated with the cloud.

The amount in parentheses indicates the amount of data transferred since the last update.

Transferred Total: The amount of data that has been transferred between nodes. This corresponds to the second copy stage, transfer of data from the vCloud Connector node in the source cloud to the vCloud Connector node in the destination cloud.

The amount in parentheses indicates the amount of data transferred since the last update.

Imported Total: The amount of data that has been imported into the destination cloud. This corresponds to the third copy stage, transfer of data from the vCloud Connector node associated with the destination cloud to the cloud.

The amount in parentheses indicates the amount of data transferred since the last update.

Note that because vCloud Connector copy is a streaming operation, the copy stages are parallel instead of sequential and the numbers reflect that. For example, if you are copying a 30 GB virtual machine, you might see the following.

Exported Total: 20 GB
Transferred Total: 12 GB
Imported Total: 10 GB

The information is refreshed frequently.

This detailed copy information provides you greater visibility into the progress of the copy operation. By looking at the Last Updated time and Changes since the last update (displayed in parentheses), you can estimate the copy speed. By viewing the total numbers for each stage, you can see the progress across stages and spot potential problems in any of the stages.

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View basic copy task information in the Tasks pane on the right.

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To monitor the data transfer, place your cursor over the task and view detailed, up-to-date information in the pop-up window.

This information is refreshed frequently.

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To view detailed information about the task, such as the name of the source and destination objects, the name of the source and destination clouds, the start and end time of the task, or the stage at which a task failed, do the following.

In the Tasks pane on the right, click the title of the task.

In the Tasks table that appears in the center pane, click the task.

You can view task details in the bottom pane.