V-79-57344-42015: P2V conversion on a Windows 2008 SP2 Hyper-V server fails with error 0xe000a41f - Failed to create the metadata file on the remote server

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During a Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion job targeted to a Windows 2008 SP2 Hyper-v host, the job fails.   


Error Message

Completed status: Failed
Final error: 0xe000a41f - Failed to create the metadata file on the remote server.
Final error category: Resource Errors

For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-42015

Backup Exec Job Engine Debug

[engidrapi]          -  CAB: Extracted File: C:\Users\rherget\AppData\Local\Temp\VM-RDS-29-01-2013-02-04-34\Drivers\amd64_wvmic.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_5febd36401ebb5eb\wvmic.inf
[engidrapi]          - CABFile::Extract() - Exit {Successfully Extracted}
[ndmp\ndmpcomm]      - ERROR: 9 Error: Illegal arguments in request
[loops]              - NDMPBaseHostEngine::WriteP2vDataFile Error: Cannot create the remote P2V file 'amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-i..ultilang-deployment_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_ae6e65f77301abe3.manifest' Error: 9



Only Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V hosts are supported for physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions.

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Hyper-V hosts are not supported for P2V.



For P2V conversions both of the following rules apply:

1. The Backup Exec media server must be installed on Windows Server 2008 SP2 or 2008 R2

2. The target host is running Windows Server 2008 R2

The target host is the location where the virtual machine is being created.

Note: Windows Server 2008 SP2 is not supported as a target host.  



Applies To

Backup Exec 2012

Windows 2008 SP2 Media Server

Windows 2008 SP2 Hyper-V Host



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