Upgrade vCenter from 5.0 to 5.5

Hi,

I followed the instructions here to upgrade vcenter from 5.0 to 5.5:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2058441

Everything went well until I had an error of lack of space for the embedded DB migration so followed this article:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2018760

Which basically told me to to the following at the source vcenter:

Create a new 20GB virtual disk and attach it to the source vCenter Server Appliance.
Log in to the console of the source vCenter Server Appliance, and format the new disk as follows:

At the command line, type echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scan and press Enter.
Type parted -s /dev/sdc mklabel msdos and press Enter.
Type parted -s /dev/sdc mkpartfs primary ext2 0 22G and press Enter.

Mount the new partition under /storage/db/export:

Type mkdir -p /storage/db/export and press Enter.
Type mount /dev/sdc1 /storage/db/export and press Enter.

And the final result was:
vcenter:~ # df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3             9.8G  4.3G  5.0G  47% /
devtmpfs              4.0G  120K  4.0G   1% /dev
tmpfs                 4.0G  4.0K  4.0G   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1             130M   18M  105M  15% /boot
/dev/sdb1              20G   20G     0 100% /storage/core
/dev/sdb2              20G  629M   19G   4% /storage/log
/dev/sdb3              20G   15G  4.3G  78% /storage/db
/dev/sdc1              21G   52K   20G   1% /storage/db/export


But during the preupgrade check I got the follwoing error:

vcenter_ds2:~ # tail -f /var/log/vmware/vami/upgrade.log
Key not found: /config/vpxd/extensionsPath
2015-06-17 11:59:49+00:00 Executing '/etc/va/upgrade/pre-scripts/01_collect_ad.sh'...
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.0.0.3324 Build 472350
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.0.0.3324 Build 472350
2015-06-17 11:59:50+00:00 Executing '/etc/va/upgrade/pre-scripts/02_embedded_db.sh'...
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.0.0.3324 Build 472350
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.0.0.3324 Build 472350
rm: cannot remove directory `/storage/db/export': Device or resource busy

2015-06-17 11:59:52+00:00 *** ERROR: Failed to execute command '/etc/va/upgrade/pre-scripts/02_embedded_db.sh' 1 ***

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I saw lots of ppl complaining about this as well but no concrete solution... Im tending to deploy the new vcenter and migrate the hosts across the old to the new one...

Any suggestion to the error?

Tks,
Joao
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
To be honest, with you, I would scrap the upgrade, re-install a new appliance.

All 5.0 to 5.5 upgrades are hit and miss, at roughly 50% success rate!
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joaotellesAuthor Commented:
Did the "manual" migration and it worked!
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