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Backup Exec 2012 - P2V Restore to ESXI 5.1 Failure

Created: 28 Feb 2013 • Updated: 02 May 2013 | 1 comment
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I am attempting to restore our first physical to virtual server with Backup Exec 2012. Within 3-4 seconds of starting the convert, I get the error below. 

“Convert servername to Virtual 00001 -- The job failed with the following error: Failed to authenticate with the target server required for creating a standby copy.  Verify that you are using the correct credentials to access the target server”

I know I have the correct credentials entered when I created the P2V job to access my ESXI server as I can't pick the correct Datacenter on the Conversion Settings window unless I use correct credentials to ESXI. At this point I am at a loss as to why I am getting this error. Also I have turned on the debug to capture any errors but nothing it reported when it fails. I am unaware of other credentials areas I could be missing or entered incorrectly.

Thanks in advance for any pointers.


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Backup Exec doesn't support ESX 5.1 yet please check the below thread for more information



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