VMWare Converter cannot find directory when trying to convert machine, but only on some sources.
Posted on 2010-08-25
OK so this one is really odd...........
I've got 2 x ESXi servers. I have 1 x XP SP3 workstation running VMWare converter 4.01 standalone with an external USB drive attached.
Each ESXi server has about 5 VM's running on it.
Lets called them VM1, VM2, VM3 etc for ease of explaining.
So I setup a conversion job on my XP workstation to convert VM1 to an image on the external HDD. This works perfectly.
Then I setup the same job on the same XP workstation to convert VM2 to an image on the external HDD, that also works.
Then when I try to do exactly the same to VM3 I enter the login details and the name of the machine and it accepts that and moves onto the next stage where it asks for the UNC name for the image files (now this is exactly the same UNC path as the first 2 which worked perfectly but now I get the error "The specified directory \\PCNAME\SHARENAME\ does not exist"
Now of course the UNC name does exist and has worked perfectly for the first 2 with no issues, but won't do this machine, or VM4, but VM5 works perfectly........
Just to see what was going on I deleted the images for VM1 and VM2 I created earlier and recreated the converter jobs and on those servers they work no worries over and over, but for VM3 and VM4 servers I just get this error about the directory not existing..........
I'm confused !
I would have assumed that anything like a restart of the services or the XP workstation wasn't worth trying as the other servers convert perfectly, but I restarted it anyhow and no change.
Any ideas ?