I started copying a file from one datastore to another using the ESXi Web interface (version 6.5.0 Update 1 (Build 6765664)) and has been going on for half a day. I want to gracefully stop the copying process but it does not seem to let me. Any ideas? I could ssh into the box to kill the process if that's the only way.



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On Esxi only, not ESX: Restart the VM client daemon after SSH Login

/etc/init.d/hostd restart
  • Works on ESXi 6.7 Aug 27, 2018 at 15:13
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    Works on 6.5.0 U2
    – Yvon
    Sep 29, 2018 at 18:22
  • Interesting that canceling a benign task like that involves killing the service.
    – namezero
    Jan 14, 2020 at 14:08
  • Works on ESXi 6.7 U2
    – user569236
    Apr 11, 2020 at 10:55
  • Works on ESXi 7.0.0 (Build 15843807) too
    – psychowood
    Jan 17, 2021 at 13:46

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