VSS snapshot Error

Hi Guys,

I am in process to P2V for one of my server but I am getting following error I have tried work arounf to fix but no Luck.
 
Error Unable to Create VSS Snapshot  of the source volume Error 2147549183 (0x8000FFFF)

Please advice
Asif NaeemInfrastructure EngineerAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What is the OS?

VSS maybe broken in the OS, and you may need to look at an alternative method of P2V.
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Asif NaeemInfrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Os is Server 2003  and I have checked the  services its fine but still error
what is the alternative method for p2V

Thansk
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You can use a method of cold cloning the server.

see here

https://ardamis.com/2009/04/25/cold-cloning-vmware-converter/
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Check the volumes you are trying to virtualize with CHKDSK x:/f where X: is a drive letter of the volume.
After that retry it. VSS fails if the file system of the volume has errors.
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Asif NaeemInfrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hello Guys,

Sorry no luck with all tips not  sure, run the chkdsk on volume as well.  but this server application are published on Citrix server which is running as well ( not sure this may cause the Problem) I tried to create P2V today and it come up with error.
Connection fail : VSS snapshot error 21477549183.
Please help
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You've tried a coldclone ?
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Asif NaeemInfrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
Will try coldclone let see ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
COLDCLONE does not use VSS, it blindley copies/clones the disk, if it fails, the disk has hard errors.
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Asif NaeemInfrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Thanks all o fyou. Busy in exchange migration project i will check this later and come to you in case of help.

Regards
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