Can't relocate virtual machine

have vm running on esxi 4 on local storage, trying to move to a esxi host connected to shared storage (FC san).  I've moved 4 already with now problem, i power the machine down, migrate and change host/datastore.  it gets to like 90% and then times out and i get a log entry

Cannot relocate virtual machine
12/9/2011 5:57:22 PM
Relocate virtual machine

no idea what to look for..would it be easier to just manually copy that folder to the new datastore?
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jasonmichelAuthor Commented:
its less than 100g, i was thinking of using veeam fast scp to move it to the new datastore and then add to inventory
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you could use Veeam FastSCP, or just use Datastore browser, VMware Converter allows you to change virtual disk size if required, registers new VM with Inventory, its more Wizard, friendly that FastSCP, which is not that fast.

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jasonmichelAuthor Commented:
i think fastscp is faster than converter, but ill actually use converter cause i need to redo disk size
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
speed, is based on

1. source datastore read speed
2. destination datastore write speed
3. network speed
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
datastore is not out of space?

are you keeping the format the same?

what is the SAN?

local datastore spevs?

how is this vm diffrrent to the others moved?
jasonmichelAuthor Commented:
not even close to out of space, format same, san is a P2000 Msa, LOCAL is sata drives
jasonmichelAuthor Commented:
and theres really nothing different about it, i even moved a different vm after i couldn't get that one to move and had no problems, the server/san its moving to is FC
Danny McDanielClinical Systems AnalystCommented:
can you get into the service console (ESX) or tech support mode (ESXi) and copy the disk(s) manually?  Use the command 'vmkfstools -i olddiskname.vmdk newdiskname.vmdk'

If the copy works, then go into the VM's settings and switch out the disks and boot it to make sure it still boots and runs properly.  if so, then try to copy the VM again with the new/different disk name.
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