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Cannot convert Physical to Virtual machine

Dear Experts, Can you suggest on this issue? We tried to convert a physical to virtual server using Veeam but got this when booting. I tried both BIOS and EFI option but it did not help?

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OS: Window 2012R2, ESXi 6.5
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Hi Alex, yes I'm doing so and it's running at 30%

Will update soon
Alex

Excellent, leave that to do it's think and then check it's imported into Veeam, sometimes these things just happen and trying a different method is better.

For example, I couldn't Vmotion an exchange server from Point A to Point B. It was shut down, all should have worked, it didn't, so I did a V2V migration, that worked fine :-)
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But it stuck at 97% for 10 minutes ...
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Alex

It can take a while, it could be at a point where there is a lot of data to sync, be patient. :-)

Give it an hour, if it's not done by then, then we can consider checking the logs.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

As for your Veeam issue, did you create the recovery media on the Physical Server you need to convert ?
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Yes, after 30 mins it completed and run properly.

@Andrew: Yes, I ran full backup and created a media on that Physical server
Alex

Excellent, you now have your server where you want it.

"Patience you must have, my young Padawan."
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

You may want to spend some time tidying up your P2V!

have a read of these articles...

https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/33851/HOW-TO-P2V-V2V-for-FREE-VMware-vCenter-Converter-Standalone-6-2-0-1.html

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