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VMware converter error: Unable to create a VSS snapshot of the source volume


VMware P2V conversion of Windows 2003 server fails with the below error :

FAILED : Unable to create a VSS snapshot of the source volume(s). Error code:
2147754774 (0x80042316)


This is a known issue with Microsoft and occurs when there is an issue with Windows Volume Shadow Copy  Service (VSS).


VMware P2V Conversion of Debian Squeeze

The P2V conversion of Debian OS is not as straight forward as CentOS where you just need to click Next, Next,...Finished!!!...The conversion process is same for both, but the Debian conversion may fail during the final stages of conversion.

While doing P2V on a Debian/Ubuntu OS, the process fails at 99%.
Under log highlights, you could see the error "Error: Unable to reconfigure the destination virtual machine".
Under the conversion status, you will find the error: