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    Hi,

    Using VMWare converter 5 for the first time trying to visualise one of our old Windows 2003 32 servers into an ESXi 5.5 virtual vSphere server
    The converter software is installed locally on the physical server and is connecting to the virtual ESXi 5.5 server. The physical server has 6 partitions on it's RAID array C,D,E,F,G and H (C is active/system, D,E,F, and G are all active and H is not active)
    When I try to convert transferring all the partitions I receive "A general system error has occured - Unknown system error" BUT If I only select the C drive to transfer, the converter initiates and starts the conversion? So I assuming it is something to do with the other partitions?


    This is the error log I receive (I have bolded the interesting part)

    Any help on this would be greatly recieved as I am new to this. Thanks


    2013-12-05T12:50:28.738Z [03084 info 'Default'] TargetVmManagerImpl::CreateVM: Creating the target VM.
    2013-12-05T12:50:28.738Z [03084 info 'Default'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 10.96.0.20
    2013-12-05T12:50:28.738Z [03084 info 'Default'] ComputeResource for vim.HostSystem:ha-host is vim.ComputeResource:ha-compute-res
    2013-12-05T12:50:28.738Z [03084 info 'Default'] ResourcePool for vim.ComputeResource:ha-compute-res is vim.ResourcePool:ha-root-pool
    2013-12-05T12:50:28.754Z [03084 info 'Default'] Datacenter for vim.ComputeResource:ha-compute-res is vim.Datacenter:ha-datacenter
    2013-12-05T12:50:28.754Z [03084 info 'Default'] Root VM folder for vim.Datacenter:ha-datacenter is vim.Folder:ha-folder-vm
    2013-12-05T12:50:28.754Z [03084 info 'Default'] Creating VM BJX-SVR-002.blythjex.internal in folder vim.Folder:ha-folder-vm on host vim.HostSystem:ha-host and resource pool vim.ResourcePool:ha-root-pool (isVirtualApp = false)...
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.519Z [03084 info 'Default'] Created vm vim.VirtualMachine:7
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.535Z [03084 info 'Default'] [BaseParserImpl::Parse] Config info is not cached
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.535Z [03084 info 'Default'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 10.96.5.20
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.535Z [03084 info 'Default'] Getting ConfigInfo for vim.VirtualMachine:7
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Filtering out invalid extra config options ...
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge0.present is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge4.present is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge4.virtualDev is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge4.functions is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge5.present is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge5.virtualDev is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge5.functions is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge6.present is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge6.virtualDev is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge6.functions is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge7.present is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge7.virtualDev is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option pciBridge7.functions is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option cpuid.coresPerSocket is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option vmware.tools.internalversion is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.550Z [03084 info 'Default'] Extra config option vmware.tools.requiredversion is removed
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.566Z [03084 info 'Default'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 10.96.5.20
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.582Z [03084 info 'Default'] GetManagedDiskName: Get virtual disk filebacking [datastore1] BJX-SVR-002.blythjex.internal/BJX-SVR-002.blythjex.internal.vmdk
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.582Z [03084 info 'Default'] GetManagedDiskName: ticket has empty host name, using host name "10.96.5.20" and thumbprint "1A:32:A00:4B:499:B0:026:AD:C9:88:F0:27:CF:C2:89:1D" from connection
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.582Z [03084 info 'Default'] GetManagedDiskName: updating nfc port as 902
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.582Z [03084 info 'Default'] GetManagedDiskName: get protocol as ha-nfcssl
    2013-12-05T12:50:29.582Z [03084 info 'Default'] GetManagedDiskName: Get disklib file name as ha-nfcssl://[datastore1] BJX-SVR-002.blythjex.internal/BJX-SVR-002.blythjex.internal.vmdk@10.96.0.20:902!52 c0 ea ed ea f4 28 13-a8 0d 51 69 b6 5f 0a 7d
    2013-12-05T12:50:30.347Z [03084 warning 'Default'] Disk number 1 has been skipped because of errors while reading partition table
    2013-12-05T12:50:30.347Z [03084 warning 'Default'] Disk number 1 has been skipped because of errors while reading dynamic disks header or LDM database is corrupted
    2013-12-05T12:50:30.363Z [03084 warning 'Default'] [MoveActiveDiskIfNeeded] GetFirstBootDisk failed, mntapi error: 176
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.019Z [03084 warning 'Default'] Partition:Invalid sector magic number.
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.019Z [03084 warning 'Default'] Partition:Invalid sector magic number.
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.019Z [03084 info 'Default'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 10.96.0.20
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.019Z [03084 warning 'Default'] [PopulateCapabilities] Volume-based cloning was disabled due to: <no volumes are recognized>
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.019Z [03084 info 'Default'] [LogMessagesForQA] System volume is not detected.
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.019Z [03084 info 'Default'] [BaseComputerImpl::Open] Config file: [datastore1] BJX-SVR-002.blythjex.internal/BJX-SVR-002.blythjex.internal.vmx
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.019Z [03084 warning 'Default'] Partition:Invalid sector magic number.
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.347Z [03084 info 'Default'] Building partition list: Can't have more then one active partition on a disk.
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.347Z [03084 info 'Default'] Failed to create the partition Tables error:-1
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.347Z [03084 error 'Default'] [BaseDiskSetComputer::PartitionDisk] Failed to partition disk disk-2000, mntapi error: 400
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.347Z [03084 error 'Default'] [BaseDiskSetComputer::AnalyzeErrorAndThrow] Error occurred when opening disk set, MNTAPI_ERROR = 400 MNTAPI errorType = 0, errorCode = 25
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.363Z [03084 error 'Default'] TargetVmManagerImpl::CreateVM: Failed to retrieve the storage mapping with error Partitioning disk error.
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.363Z [03084 info 'Default'] TargetVmManagerImpl::CreateVM: The target VM will be deleted now.
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.363Z [03084 info 'Default'] TargetVmManagerImpl:eleteVM
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.363Z [03084 info 'Default'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 10.96.5.20
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.363Z [03084 info 'Default'] Destroying vim.VirtualMachine:7 on 10.96.5.20
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.581Z [03084 info 'Default'] Scheduled timer canceled, StopKeepAlive succeeds
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.597Z [03084 info 'vmomi.soapStub[60]'] Resetting stub adapter for server <cs p:07a486b0, TCP:10.96.5.20:443> : Closed
    2013-12-05T12:50:31.597Z [03084 error 'Default'] Unknown exception while invoking VMOMI method createVM
    2013-12-05T12:52:01.117Z [03096 error 'Ufa.HTTPService'] Failed to read request; stream: <io_obj p:0x0258c88c, h:-1, <pipe '\\.\pipe\vmware-converter-worker-soap'>, <pipe '\\.\pipe\vmware-converter-worker-soap'>>, error: class Vmacore::TimeoutException(Operation timed out)

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    I think the key line here is "Can't have more then one active partition on a disk" and you've stated that D-G are all active as well as C.

    Ignoring how this was done, do you know why D-G are set as active? If they aren't boot partitions I can't imagine why they would need to be.

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    NO, this is 1 of 3 very old RM servers from 2006 that are starting to give up on us. Hence the new world of virtualisation in case they do.......... Believe me the drive had 4 more paritions which I deleted already but these are all needed for RM bits. There are definitely no system files on them. I am hoping someone knows a work around as I can't make them not active (Will try in CMD in a second) Being in the middle of an academic year we cannot build new DC's from scratch which is going to be a summer thing. Thanks for the input

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    Ahhh good old RM. Dynamic disks, too, I'm guessing? You should be able to make them inactive in diskpart.

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    Yep that's the one. Just spoke to RM and I need the C and D drive, as the D drive has the RMNetwork folder. And of course you can't unactive it for some reason???? even in CMD. Can't wait to get away from RM in the summer now, nothing is ever easy! So I have transferred only C and H. And am going to try and create a new drive in VM and share the D drive that way. Let you know how I get on.

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