Esxi 5.n how can i cancel a file copy in progress

I shut-down a virtual machine and using the data-store browser did a copy/paste to copy the VM to a new datastore with additional space. The file copy performance was very poor, and due to time constraints I decided to cancel the copy task. However the copy task showing in the vsphere client can not be cancelled; the cancel option is disabled.

Currently I am not able to start the machine in it’s original location as the disk files are locked for the copy. How can I abort the copy? I tried deleting the target directory but this did not abort the copy task.

SOLUTION:
On Esxi only, not ESX: Restart the VM client daemon after SSH Login
/etc/init.d/hostd restart

November 15, 2015   5610   Anonymous    General  
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