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Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion of recovery point fails ('EBAB03EE: Operating System API..').

Created: 26 Mar 2012 • Updated: 25 Apr 2012
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Product(s): Symantec System Recovery (formerly Backup Exec System Recovery) - SSR 2011, Symantec System Recovery (formerly Backup Exec System Recovery)
Severity: Non-data threatening / major functionality
Status: Public fix available
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Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion to VMDK (version 6) format of a Windows SBS 2011 server fails with the errors listed below.

A Restore Anyware (RAO of the same recovery point fails with a similar error.

High Priority Error: Error EC8F1F48: The 'VMware VMDK' conversion process Could not be completed.
EC8F1F45 Error: Can not convert image file.
Error EBAB03EE: Operating System API [Registry Operations :: SaveKeyAsHive] RegSaveKeyExW (TARGET_HIVE_SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion, Y: \ VProRecovery \ failed.
EBAB03F1 Error: Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service. 0xEBAB03EE (Symantec System Recovery)

Windows SBS 2011 Standard

At the time of writing, there is no workaround. This article will be updated when a solution/workaround is available.

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