If this is just a test then please try if you can start the VM without the snapshots.
Hi continuum, thanks for your reply
How may I start without snapshosts?
I think he's suggesting you delete the snapshots on the old host and then copy the VM to the new host and try to power it on again. That seems to be worth a try.
I have a few questions if it's still not working.
- How many disks does the VM have? Are they all on the same datastore?
- How large is the disk or disks?
- Can you post a directory listing of the VM folder taken from both hosts?
There are some differences in the way snapshots are handled in ESXi 5.5 and 6.5. So I think instead of copying the files manually, if you migrate it to 6.5, the issue will be resolved.
But please make sure to take a backup of the original VM before migration.
Hope it helps.
So you think that if I delete all snapshots on the source machine (actually there is only one) I'll resolve the issue?
In case a new vmware.log file was created in the VM's folder when you tried to start the VM, then please attach this file to a reply post.