Importing physical computer to esx server problem

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Hi. I tryed import phisical server to esx server. I get error

Import Machine

10.10.1.156

Failed to take snapshot of a source volume. Possible causes include not having any NTFS volumes on Windows XP or

Windows 2003 source systems, and not having enough free disk space.

domainadministrator

VMM

05.07.2010 12:45:27

05.07.2010 12:45:27

05.07.2010 12:47:01

Error occured in 2%. I have enough disk spase on storage. What may be problem?



Software/Hardware used:
VMWaver server

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I will assume you are converting a Windows based OS, so that an NTFS volume(s) exists.

That said, I found a nice little discussion in the VMware communities here:

To summarize, there are three issues to watch for:
– make sure the volume is clean (i.e. run chkdsk on the physical machine first)
– make sure no other program is trying to use Volume Shadow Copy Service (like a backup program? kill it)
– make sure the Volume Shadow Copy Service can start (there is a nice little batch file to force an XP machine to start manually, 2003 sb no problem)

Good luck. . .

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  • Aguacer0
    May you supply more information about the physical server with in particular to it's disk breakdown? Is this server all local drives or does it have volumes connected via iSCSI/FC?
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  • ash1010
    Is there a firewall between the virtual centre and your physical host ? From where are you running the converter client ?
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  • Eliyevelxan
    There is not firewall between it. The server is all local drivers. There is not volumes connected via iSCSI/FC
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  • Aguacer0
    Do you have space on the physical server to install the VMware Converter agents? Another option may be to use the offline Converter Boot CD.
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