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shammurthy
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Restoring ESXi from the 6.7 version config bundle backup after upgrading to 7.0 u3 fails with this e

Restoring ESXi from the 6.7 version config bundle backup after upgrading to 7.0 u3 fails with this error.

(vmodl.fault.SystemError) {
faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,
faultMessage = <unset>,
reason = ""
msg = "Received SOAP response fault from [<<io_obj p:0x0000005d7c1acdf8, h:5, <TCP '127.0.0.1 : 41889'>, <TCP '127.0.0.1 : 8307'>>, /sdk>]: restoreConfiguration
A general system error occurred: "

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pkvmw
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Hi @shammurthy,

you can only restore the config backup on the same ESXi build version it was taken on. So you can't restore a config taken on ESXi 6.7 on e.g. 7.0 U3. It needs to be the exact same build version.

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pkvmw
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Hi @shammurthy,

you can only restore the config backup on the same ESXi build version it was taken on. So you can't restore a config taken on ESXi 6.7 on e.g. 7.0 U3. It needs to be the exact same build version.

Uraken007
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You will need to flatten that host reinstall the exact version prior to upgrade and then attempt the recovery from the bundle.

 

Edit** 

I didn't notice that someone had already replied apologies @pkvmw

shammurthy
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Hi @pkvmw 

Thanks for the response. I tried Shift + R during hypervisor loading process to see if the previous version shows. but it's not I believe this is because of the partition change in 7.0. 

Appreciate if you can share any VMware reference document topic.  

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pkvmw
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I'm not sure which documents - regarding what topic exactly? If I recall you can open the config file you've pulled before to check on which build it was taken on. The build number should be in some readable text-based file.

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