Restore of individual VMDK to ESX fails with error "Unable to create the new virtual machine."

Problem

When trying to restore individual VMDK to ESX it fails with the error:

 

Error Message

 

Final error: 0xe000957e - Unable to create the new virtual machine.
Final error category: Resource Errors

For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-38270  
Connection to the restore target has been lost. Operation canceled. 

Cause

Restore of individual VMDK using Backup Exec back to ESX is not supported at this time.

 

Solution

Workaround :

Use redirected restore option and restore the VMDK to a folder, use VMWare converter to copy the VMDK to ESX.

 


Applies To

Restore of a single VMDK from a virtual machine which contains more than one VMDK.

 

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