BDogg
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Can't mount vmdk file using mountvm

I feel like I'm missing somethign obvious. I've got a directory of my VCB backups:

G:\VCB_Backups

This has my virtual machines backed up using commands like this:

vcbMounter -h virtualcenter01.smfds.com -u vmbackup -p "Password1" -a ipaddr:Mediasfidc01.smfds.com -r G:\VC_Backups\Mediasfidc01 -t fullvm -M 1

When I try to load this file using mountvm, I get either

Error: Cannot create vmount2.exe instance.

or

Error: Cannot create directory d:\mnt\Mediasfidc01

Here's the command I'm trying:

mountvm -d G:\VC_Backups\Mediasfidc01\scsi0-0-0-Mediasfidc01.vmdk -sysdl -cycleId d:\mnt\Mediasfidc01

What am I missing?

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BDogg
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I reinstalled VMware consolidated backup and rebooted the server. After that, I was able to run mountvm with no problems!

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osiris355
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Im having similar problems except im getting the unextpected arguement encountered error...

Here's my syntax:

mountvm -d E:\VMbackups\Friday\SVR4\scsi0-1-0-Production Terminal Server.vmdk -sysdl -cycleId E:\VMbackups\mnt

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

EDIT: I realized that the thread title would be checked as answered so I made a new one so it wouldnt get ignored. Sorry if thats the wrong way about going about posting on here. I understand thats cluttering. Im new to the forum...

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