P2V job fails to create the virtual disks required for the warm conversion when a shared folder is specified for the target.


P2V conversion fails when a Shared folder is specified for the Destination Drive or path in the "Convert to Virtual Options Environment options". Figure 1 and Figure 2.

Figure 1

Figure 2



Error Message

0xe000a43f - Failed to create the virtual disks required for the warm conversion. V-79-57344-42047


User shares are selectable in both the warm and cold conversion options.



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This issue is resolved in Backup Exec 2014 or later versions. 



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Select the Drive letter and folder for the P2V target destination and not the Share Name.



Applies To

Backup Exec 2012

P2V Hyper-V Virtual Machine to target folder that is a user share.


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