Arun_Vallamkula
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

HCX bulk migration fails with error "Source side vm directory has 0 Byte file with '.vmxf' extension

Source side vm directory has 0 Byte file with '.vmxf' extension, RAV/Bulk migration is not supported. Please remove or make it non-zero. Concerned file(s): [{"path":".vmxf","fileSize":0}]. Please assist

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ChrisFD2
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

I would open a GSS ticket with the vSphere team to investigate the 0 byte file, it is not a HCX related issue.

One thing you could try is to storage vMotion the VM and see if the file remains, or clone it as an example.

Regards,
Chris
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virtsysadmin
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Are you taking backups while running the bulk migration ?

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/79220

Is this happening to one VM or multiple VMs?Are there any snapshots in the source?

Perform a svmotion to a different DS and clean up and retry bulk migration again? 



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Ajay1988
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Please check https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/83854

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AJ