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  • Conversion Failure: "Unknown error returned by VMware Converter agent'

    Hello,

    Converting a file server with two physical hard drives. Both SATA, neither dynamic. Leaving all drive sizes 'as is' during the conversion.

    Every time it starts in on drive D:, it fails right away with that 'unknown error'. It's only a 36GB drive with about 5GB of data on it.

    This has been holding us up all day! Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    -Travis

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    Re: Conversion Failure: "Unknown error returned by VMware Converter agent'

    Can you please post what you are getting in the Converter agent logs?
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    • #3
      Re: Conversion Failure: "Unknown error returned by VMware Converter agent'

      How much free space is on the drive you're running the conversion utility from?

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      • #4
        Re: Conversion Failure: "Unknown error returned by VMware Converter agent'

        I suggest booting the server from a VMware Converter CD and do a cold migration. That way, there is no need for an Agent.

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        • #5
          Re: Conversion Failure: "Unknown error returned by VMware Converter agent'

          hello,

          the cold clone method via boot cd is being used already. if/when this is performed again the logs will be exported.

          in the mean time, are there any other tips or suggestions?

          thanx,

          justin

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          • #6
            Re: Conversion Failure: "Unknown error returned by VMware Converter agent'

            Logs attached.

            Thanks for helping us with this... it's the last part of the project that we need to get done.

            -Travis
            Attached Files

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            • #7
              Re: Conversion Failure: "Unknown error returned by VMware Converter agent'

              Hi all,

              I don't know if my experience can help.
              I was the same error message with VMWare converter and after deleting .vmx.lck file it work better

              Regards

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              • #8
                Re: Conversion Failure: "Unknown error returned by VMware Converter agent'

                I had this error. I created Shadow craft image of the system and then build virtual machine by image of that sytem . I found this error was due to bad sector in hard drive. When I ran scan disk on problem server, there were bad sectors in it and I had to fix sectors. I tried again vmware convertable and it was working fine .

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