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Virtual Machine Manager Convert Virtual Machine Failed Error 2909

My normal weekend procedure these days goes with baby sitting Virtual to Virtual converting from VMware to Hyper-V using Virtual Machine Manager 2012

I had a few servers that failed and for instead of trouble shooting I did a retry as the source servers was in dire need of being put down so I thought the error was due to that , but again after x hours the covert job through VMM failed again.

 

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The Convert job starts without issues

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But fails on disk 2

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Error 2909 , from the Virtual to Virtual Conversion , claiming that the file already exists , looking the target before job start shows no vhd files in the directory.

 

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Looking at the source side I can see that there is a vmdk for the system drive that completes without error

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And the data drive that fails.

The Error 2909 was due to the drives both being called test.vmdk as vmware don’t enforces different vmdk names if the files are located on different data stores.

So after changing the vmdk file name on the source I can convert the virtual machine from VMWARE to Hyper-V