Can't migrate powered off VM

Alex
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Good afternoon,

I've got a powered off VM, i'm migrating it to a single host in the same datacenter over a local network.

I've moved 4 other powered off VM's without issue.

This one errors after it hits 33%, there is nothing in the event log, it just says "Virtual machine relocation to a different host or datastore failed"

"Could not complete network copy for file /vmfs/volumes/54550e28-65c7c5d0-56e6-d89d672bfeec/EX21/EX21_2.vmdk" is anoher error, can't find anything on either of them though.

I'm doing a storage V-Motion for both datastore and host, source is 5.5 and destination is 6.5, I'm also moving from VMFS5 to VMFS6

I think it could be timing out but I'm not sure which log to check to verify.

Thanks
Alex
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leakim971Multitechnician
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do you've veeam b&r installed?
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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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No I don't have Veeam installed

I hadn't seen that, checking it now
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Use VMware Converter, if the issue persists.
leakim971Multitechnician
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Just for information, Veeam B&R have a "Quick migration" to move machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2r75JoQcNE
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/quick_migration.html?ver=95u4

it's really fast and you don't need to configure any backup
It's available in trial version
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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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Yeah, V2V migration for the win, Thanks Aendrew.

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