Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Destination Exists,cannot overwrite

We were doing V2V for moving one vm from one esx host to other at the same time retaining the copy of it on source. We started getting error message “Destination Exists, Cannot overwrite”.

I checkedthe source host it exist there. I restarted service mgmt-vmware and tried it again . We got same error message.

I repeatedthe same steps for destination esx host but with no luck. For somereason convertor was thinking that VM got converted.

So I did V2V using different name ,which went fine. Once this V2V completed I rename the VM on ESX host using following

1 comment:

sentania said...

Why not rename the original before copying?

Do you have VC up and running - if so why not just clone the VM?