VirMuc
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I cannot start my VM anymore after moving from one disk to another

Good day everyone,I cannot start my VM anymore after moving from one disk to another.Just saying :

Power On VM

Key haTask-27-vim.VirtualMachine.powerOn-1923072811

Description

Power On this virtual machine

Virtual machine

Nextcloud_not working anymore

State

Failed - Unable to enumerate all disks.

Errors

Unable to enumerate all disks.

The specified feature is not supported by this version

Files :

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root         77824 Feb 24 19:11 .

drwxr-xr-t    1 root     root         73728 Feb 28 07:05 ..

-rw-------    1 root     root     115343360 Feb 16 13:16 Nextcloud-70d41263.vswp

-rw-------    1 root     root     2147483648 Feb 16 12:11 Nextcloud-Snapshot4.vmem

-rw-------    1 root     root       5688588 Feb 16 13:15 Nextcloud-Snapshot4.vmsn

-rw-------    1 root     root     2147483648 Feb 16 14:21 Nextcloud-Snapshot5.vmem

-rw-------    1 root     root       5713179 Feb 16 16:00 Nextcloud-Snapshot5.vmsn

-rw-------    1 root     root          8684 Feb 16 12:07 Nextcloud.nvram

-rw-------    1 root     root             0 Feb 17 06:18 Nextcloud.vmsd

-rw-------    1 root     root          3387 Feb 24 19:11 Nextcloud.vmx

-rw-------    1 root     root           150 Feb 16 16:00 Nextcloud.vmxf

-rw-------    1 root     root       1049088 Feb 16 13:15 Nextcloud0-000001-ctk.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root     15854505984 Feb 16 16:00 Nextcloud0-000001-delta.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root           446 Feb 16 16:00 Nextcloud0-000001.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root       1049088 Feb 16 13:15 Nextcloud0-000002-ctk.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root     9143619584 Feb 16 14:03 Nextcloud0-000002-delta.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root           453 Feb 16 12:07 Nextcloud0-000002.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root       1049088 Feb 16 16:00 Nextcloud0-ctk.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root     17179869184 Feb 16 13:15 Nextcloud0-flat.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root           614 Feb 16 14:03 Nextcloud0.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root        255071 Feb 16 16:00 vmware-19.log

-rw-------    1 root     root        207116 Feb 16 13:15 vmware-20.log

-rw-------    1 root     root        209982 Feb 16 13:15 vmware-21.log

-rw-------    1 root     root        212947 Feb 16 13:15 vmware-22.log

-rw-------    1 root     root        444723 Feb 16 13:15 vmware-23.log

-rw-------    1 root     root        260714 Feb 16 13:15 vmware-24.log

-rw-------    1 root     root        255139 Feb 16 16:00 vmware.log

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continuum
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Check the vmx-file.

Most probable reason: one of the vmdks is configured with an absolute path.

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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VirMuc
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I did correction in vmx file pointing to :

/vmfs/volumes/5e493010-d9f2cbf0-c496-64006a66bf47/Nextcloud

But still failing.

.encoding = "UTF-8"

config.version = "8"

virtualHW.version = "11"

virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

vmci0.present = "TRUE"

vmci0.id = "-986178109"

vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "34"

floppy0.present = "FALSE"

memSize = "2048"

bios.bootRetry.delay = "10"

sched.cpu.units = "mhz"

sched.cpu.affinity = "all"

sched.cpu.min = "0"

sched.cpu.shares = "normal"

sched.cpu.latencySensitivity = "normal"

sched.scsi0:0.shares = "normal"

sched.scsi0:0.throughputCap = "off"

sched.mem.min = "0"

sched.mem.minSize = "0"

sched.mem.shares = "normal"

powerType.powerOff = "soft"

powerType.suspend = "soft"

powerType.reset = "soft"

tools.upgrade.policy = "manual"

tools.syncTime = "FALSE"

tools.remindInstall = "FALSE"

scsi0.virtualDev = "pvscsi"

scsi0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "160"

scsi0.sasWWID = "50 05 05 68 fa 83 cd f0"

sata0.present = "TRUE"

sata0:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

sata0:0.clientDevice = "TRUE"

sata0:0.fileName = "Cdrom"

sata0:0.present = "TRUE"

sata0.pciSlotNumber = "35"

usb.present = "TRUE"

usb.pciSlotNumber = "32"

usb:1.speed = "2"

usb:1.present = "true"

usb:1.deviceType = "hub"

usb:1.port = "1"

usb:1.parent = "-1"

ehci.present = "TRUE"

ehci.pciSlotNumber = "33"

ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet3"

ethernet0.networkName = "VM Network"

ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

ethernet0.uptCompatibility = "TRUE"

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:38:1d:c3"

ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "192"

ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

displayName = "Nextcloud_not working anymore"

guestOS = "ubuntu-64"

toolScripts.afterPowerOn = "TRUE"

toolScripts.afterResume = "TRUE"

toolScripts.beforeSuspend = "TRUE"

toolScripts.beforePowerOff = "TRUE"

uuid.bios = "56 4d 4f 88 fa 83 cd fe-40 aa 7e 2d c5 38 1d c3"

uuid.location = "56 4d ed 3d 2d f1 c9 5a-e5 b2 f8 22 81 a4 bf 1f"

vc.uuid = "52 ae a4 02 b9 48 a0 23-60 3f e8 0b c4 c3 59 f5"

extendedConfigFile = "Nextcloud.vmxf"

nvram = "Nextcloud.nvram"

pciBridge0.present = "true"

pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"

pciBridge4.present = "true"

pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge4.functions = "8"

pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"

pciBridge5.present = "true"

pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge5.functions = "8"

pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"

pciBridge6.present = "true"

pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge6.functions = "8"

pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"

pciBridge7.present = "true"

pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge7.functions = "8"

pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"

svga.present = "true"

svga.guestBackedPrimaryAware = "true"

hpet0.present = "true"

RemoteDisplay.maxConnections = "-1"

vcpu.hotadd = "true"

replay.supported = "false"

monitor.phys_bits_used = "42"

vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "4194304"

vmotion.checkpointSVGAPrimarySize = "4194304"

softPowerOff = "FALSE"

checkpoint.vmState.readOnly = "FALSE"

migrate.hostLog = "./Nextcloud-5032ccb2.hlog"

toolsInstallManager.updateCounter = "6"

uuid.action = "keep"

scsi0:0.deviceType = "scsi-hardDisk"

scsi0:0.fileName = "Nextcloud0-000002.vmdk"

scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

sched.swap.derivedName = "/vmfs/volumes/5e493010-d9f2cbf0-c496-64006a66bf47/Nextcloud/Nextcloud-70d41263.vswp"

replay.filename = ""

scsi0:0.redo = ""

cleanShutdown = "TRUE"

SCSI0:0.ctkEnabled = "True"

ctkEnabled = "TRUE"

usb:0.present = "TRUE"

usb:0.deviceType = "hid"

usb:0.port = "0"

usb:0.parent = "-1"

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continuum
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Please attach the following files your next reply:

"Nextcloud0-000002.vmdk" 

"Nextcloud0-000001.vmdk" 

"Nextcloud0.vmdk" 

vmware.log

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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VirMuc
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Attached

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continuum
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the vmware.log is old - dont you get a new one when you start to launch the VM ?

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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VirMuc
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No, I checked all other log files and all are old, with entries from 2019....this also confuses me a bit.

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continuum
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delete vmware.log and start again

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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VirMuc
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Done, still no logs being created.

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continuum
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Hmmm - what about unregistering the VM and then add it again ?

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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VirMuc
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Also done, nothing better....

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continuum
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Unregister the VM.

Edit vmx-file and remove this lines:

uuid.bios = "56 4d 4f 88 fa 83 cd fe-40 aa 7e 2d c5 38 1d c3" 

uuid.location = "56 4d ed 3d 2d f1 c9 5a-e5 b2 f8 22 81 a4 bf 1f" 

vc.uuid = "52 ae a4 02 b9 48 a0 23-60 3f e8 0b c4 c3 59 f5"

vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "4194304" 

vmotion.checkpointSVGAPrimarySize = "4194304"

checkpoint.vmState.readOnly = "FALSE" 

migrate.hostLog = "./Nextcloud-5032ccb2.hlog" 

toolsInstallManager.updateCounter = "6" 

uuid.action = "keep"  

sched.swap.derivedName = "/vmfs/volumes/5e493010-d9f2cbf0-c496-64006a66bf47/Nextcloud/Nextcloud-70d41263.vswp" 

SCSI0:0.ctkEnabled = "True" 

ctkEnabled = "TRUE"

Edit the 3 vmdk descriptorfiles and remove this lines:

always 2 in a block - content slightly different ...

# Change Tracking File

changeTrackPath="Nextcloud0-000001-ctk.vmdk"

So you have to edit 3 vmdk-files.

Next remove all *.ctk.vmdk files in the same directory.

This operations will be easiest for you - and most predictable for me - if you use WinSCP.

Last edit this line in the vmx-file:

displayName = "Nextcloud_not working anymore" 

change that to:

displayName = "Behave yourself or sanbarrow will get you"

Now register the VM again.

Launch it and create a screenshot of the error message ...

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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VirMuc
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Attached files after changes, using WinSCP. Still the same issue.

Directory looks like :

[root@alien:/vmfs/volumes/5e493010-d9f2cbf0-c496-64006a66bf47/Nextcloud] ls -hal

total 41305408

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root       76.0K Mar  6 17:05 .

drwxr-xr-t    1 root     root       72.0K Mar  6 16:48 ..

-rw-------    1 root     root      110.0M Feb 16 13:16 Nextcloud-70d41263.vswp

-rw-------    1 root     root        8.5K Feb 16 12:07 Nextcloud.nvram

-rw-------    1 root     root          43 Mar  6 13:50 Nextcloud.vmsd

-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        2.8K Mar  6 17:04 Nextcloud.vmx

-rw-------    1 root     root         150 Feb 16 16:00 Nextcloud.vmxf

-rw-------    1 root     root       14.8G Feb 16 16:00 Nextcloud0-000001-delta.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root         377 Mar  6 17:02 Nextcloud0-000001.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root        8.5G Feb 16 14:03 Nextcloud0-000002-delta.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root         401 Mar  6 17:02 Nextcloud0-000002.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root       16.0G Feb 16 13:15 Nextcloud0-flat.vmdk

-rw-------    1 root     root         530 Feb 16 14:03 Nextcloud0.vmdk

root@alien:/vmfs/volumes/5e493010-d9f2cbf0-c496-64006a66bf47/Nextcloud]

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continuum
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Please change the displayname - so that we know for sure wether the VM has registered correctly.

Show the error you get please.

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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VirMuc
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a_p_
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Just a quick question.

Is the new disk to which you've moved the VM formatted with VMFS5, or VMFS6?

Note that VMFS6 does not support delta files, but only sesparse files for snapshots.

André

SrVMwarer
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Hello continuum I am willing to learn why you specified these lines ?

Regards, İlyas
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