We have a SQL server with many different disks stored on different volumes. I would like to use a clone of these volumes to setup a dev copy of this server for testing some upcoming upgrades.
I am unsure what the best way to go about this would be. If I simply make clones of the volumes and then add the VM to inventory, the disks will all be pointing to the production disks, rather than the cloned ones. I could edit the vmx but I'm a little uneasy doing this.
Would it work to simply clone the volumes, then create a new VM and then add the disks from the cloned volumes? This seems to be safer than editing the vmx.
Perhaps someone on here has a good suggestion for me. Thanks for reading.