VMware converter error SQL_CANTOPEN during conversion
Posted on 2011-09-09
After yersterdays success converting one old Win2k Professional machine to a VMware Workstation VM using Standalone Converter 4.0.1, I am now trying to do my remaining machine, which I naively thought would be easy.
Following bestway's general advice I have turned off the AV software and used msconfig to disable as many non-essential services as I dare.
There are no databases or other server processes running on the box, mostly just files and a few old apps we need to keep alive.
When I did the conversion the first time it stopped at about 85% and popped up a dialog box saying that I needed to increase the size of the registry database. I could also see the task had failed with the error
FAILED: A general system error occurred: SQL_CANTOPEN: unable to open database file
(Note: I have no SQL databases on either the source PC or the PC on which the VM is being generated)
I have now rerun the process and it now gets to 98% (during "Applying reconfigurations") but it still comes up with this error.
Anyone got any ideas what might be causing this? If anyone can suggest the easiest way to upload all the diagnostics logs I'll do it, but I just tried and it complained about one of the files in the zip having a gz extension...