I have a problem with copy virtual machine *.*vmdk file. As a result of the operation Copy/paste on use vSphere Client i have error:
"Error caused by file /vmfs/....vmdk"
Machine is power down.
I tried to move the machine to another directory - and it is OK.
I tried copy vmdk file using WinSCP and function Download (Browser Datastore) but this operation also ending error.
I have a about 700GB free place. Size vmdk file is 20GB.
Please help me to solution problem!
I use command:
vmkfstools -i "/vmfs/volumes/Datastore/examplevm/examplevm.vmdk" "/vmfs/volumes/Datastore 2/newexamplevm/newexamplevm.vmdk" -d thin -a buslogic
but still error:
Clone: 100% done.
Failed to clone disk: Input/output error (327689).
And file vmdk is remove from datastore
I looked at both log files but did not found anything related to your problem.
But I have some experience with copying vmdks with I/O errors. Maybe we can find the problem in a Teamviewer-session.
Feel free to call me via skype.
FYI, in case anyone else runs into a similar problem, ours turned out to be NFS settings on our server that was exporting the datastore. We are using a NetApp 9.5 cluster mode SVM that had its export policies set to NFSv3 only. We could clone VM's to the new datastore, power on VM's, and perform all other operations besides creating new clones of any machines that were on the datastore.
Some what counter intuitively, we changed the Access protocols on the NetApp export policy from NFSv3 only to NFS and clone operations started working again. For those of you who have this problem and are using NFS mounted datastores, I would check the settings on your server side to make sure nothing hokey is going on.