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Unable to start VM - file locked?

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Hi

I am unable to start one of my machines after powering it off. Error:

Unable to access file [Datastore] SQL/SQL.vmdk since it is locked.

See the error stack for details on the cause of this problem.

Reason: Failed to lock the file.
Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/UUID/SQL.vmdk or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.

I tried to clone the VM, but the clone also fails to start with error that the file is not a valid virtual machine.

The Datastore is an iSCSI SAN.

Any ideas?
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