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  • 1.  Failed to create a clone of my Virtual machine

    Posted May 22, 2023 09:18 AM
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    Hello, I am using VMware vCenter Converter to create a full clone of my linux VMware virtual machine to act as a backup. I am experiencing an error during the conversion process, the error message is: 

    I have attached the logs to provide a more detailed view of the error. The conversion fails at 7% and i am not sure why. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you. 

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  • 2.  RE: Failed to create a clone of my Virtual machine

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted May 22, 2023 01:29 PM

    Hello,

    The error from the log reads:

    2023-05-22T05:10:39.997-04:00 error vmware-converter-worker[19088] [Originator@6876 sub=task-24] Sysimgbase_DiskLib_Clone failed in H2HDiskCloneMgr with error 'Data error (cyclic redundancy check)' (error code:1507337)

    It is kind of strange to get a CRC erro. Is it a reproducible issue or a one-timer?

    Regards



  • 3.  RE: Failed to create a clone of my Virtual machine

    Posted May 22, 2023 02:03 PM

    Hi plamen_d,

    the error is reproducible. I have tried several times but it always fails at 7%. I just tried it again and got the same CRC error code. 

    Regards



  • 4.  RE: Failed to create a clone of my Virtual machine

    Posted May 22, 2023 02:25 PM
    Sounds like a corruption in the original disk file


  • 5.  RE: Failed to create a clone of my Virtual machine

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted May 22, 2023 02:40 PM

    It is the first time I see such an error. It may indeed be an issue with the source disk.

    On the other hand, Linux V2V just copies the files, it doesn't reconfigure. So you may just copy the whole VM directory instead of using Converter.

    Regards

    Plamen



  • 6.  RE: Failed to create a clone of my Virtual machine

    Posted May 22, 2023 02:58 PM

    Hi Plamen, 

    My original plan was to copy the VM directory however for some reason when i try to copy and paste the file Debian_10.7-disk1.vmdk it wont work and i get the error:

    "Can't read from source file or disk"

    any ideas?

    Regards 

     

     

     



  • 7.  RE: Failed to create a clone of my Virtual machine

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted May 22, 2023 07:28 PM

    Hi Frank

    Then it really looks like some disk corruption. You might want to run chkdsk / fschk inside the GOS and in Workstation where the VM is.

    Regards