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

Article:TECH204090  |  Created: 2013-03-20  |  Updated: 2013-06-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH204090
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



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

 


Error



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


 


Environment



Backup Exec 2012

Windows 2008 SP2 Media Server

Windows 2008 SP2 Hyper-V Host

 

 


Cause



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.

 


Solution



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.  

 


Supplemental Materials

SourceUMI
ValueV-79-57344-42015
Description

Failed to create the metadata file on the remote server.


SourceError Code
Value0xe000a41f
Description

Failed to create the metadata file on the remote server.
 


SourceETrack
Value2851522
Description

ValidateFileName() causing problems with P2V driver injection on Hyper-V.


SourceETrack
Value3100925
Description

Failed to create the metadata file on the remote server during P2V conversion on Hyper-V Windows 2008 Sp2 server.



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