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Hi All,

I shut down a critical VM yesturday to migrate one of its disks to a new storage system.  Things seemed great, but other night the transfer just seems to have hung.  I do not understand why but the estimated time is just increasing and the completion has not move form 45%.

Is this expect should I be pateint?  What would happen if I crashed the move?  

I really need this system back online by 8:30am GMT, but the copy is now telling me over 1000 Minutes.

Any help is seriously appreciated right now.
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by:Abhilash
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When you say disk migration, are you doing a Storage vmotion or copying and pasting the VMDK from one storage to another?
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Thanks for the quick response.

I was running a Move Datastore directly from browsing the datastore.  2 VHD's worked fine but the third seemed unhappy.

I have just cheated I found a load of articles, mentioning that the original VHD isnt removed until the end.  So I took the decision to force a failure but disabling my iSCSI connection.

OK the move has now failed but at least my system will be running at 8:30, I'll just have to try again Friday Evening.
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by:Auratek
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Its not the best way but it worked for me to get going again.
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