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Can't Migrate VM

I am having trouble migrating a VM from a datastore.  I am trying to decommission this SAN and I have been able to move all other VM's off except one.  I am not able to move it powered on on or off.  When I try to move it using vcenter I get the attached error.  If I use vmkfstools -i to clone it I get a "Function Not Implemented" error and if I try a straight cp copy of the VM I get a "read:   Function Not Implemented"  error.  The VM can be powered on and the OS and Service functions fine.

I have narrowed the problem to one of the two vmdk's the other vmdk cp's and " vmkfstools's" just fine.  I am a bit stuck on how to proceded.  I am hoping someone out there has had a problem like this and a quick fix. I would rather not rebuild the VM or restore backups to new VM if possible.  Any idea's would be a great help.  Thanks.

quick enviroment info

Current Datastore:  Windows Storage Server.

Datastore to migrate to: Dell Equallogic

Vmware 4.1 environment. 

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Hi, i have the same error, did you solve this problem?

if so, could you tell me how to fix it.

Thanks

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I have the same problem and I do not know to resolve it. Pls help.

vmware 5.1

datastore: IBM DS6800 - transport Fibre Channel

corrupted 3 VM´s on the same LUN

problem:   

     - migrate VM to other LUN powered on or powered off (migrate VM to other host is ok)

     - clone VM

     - v2v

     - veeam backup & replikation

I can take snapshot, turn off and turn on VM without problem.

Other VM´s on the same LUN does not have problem.

Could you help me, please?

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I found an article with the error message you mentioned from the hostd log file

please check below link --- hope it helps

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=101197...

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Thank's, but It is not my situation. I have ESXi 5.1 and I can migrate to host.

My problem is Storage migration and I think problem is with file vmdk.

vmware.log

hostlog state transits to failure for migrate 'from' mid 1362042481553130

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Failed waiting for data.  Error bad0003. Not found.

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have you tried doing an advance svmotion i.e. moving all the files to different datastore except the one in question

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No, but I'll try it this weekend and then I'll give you feedback. Thank's

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not possible download file from datastore, system writes "I/O error occurred" when I copy vmdk file

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You can do encapsulation make a ovf copy from the virtual machine you like to migrate note this need a downtime to your virtual machine when creating ovf.

  • shutdown the virtual machine.
  • select the vm you like to make ovf copy
  • select file in the upper left tab
  • choose export to ovf
  • you can save the ovf folder to your workstation (localdrive/external drive)
  • after done creating ovf.
  • select file in the upper left tab
  • choose import ovf
  • select the location of the ovf copy.

        then read the next step as it goes

  • choose the new storage location.
  • after done deploying your vm.
  • power on the vm lol.....

let me know if this help you.

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Failed to export Virtual Machine: Unable to read data from the transport connection: The connection was closed.

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