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Using XenConvert to Reverse Image - Error

Started by Lance Freeman , 01 August 2011 - 09:54 PM
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:54 PM

Background -

I have a 55gb vDisk that I am trying to reverse image with XenConvert by using Volume to Volume. From there, I created a 35GB vDisk that I want to use XenConvert to upload the reversed image to. This is to shrink the size of the vDisk since 20GB arent used and we use Fixed Disks.

Here's what I have done.

Made a copy of the current 55gb vdisk and set it to private mode and booted it on a VM with 40gb of local storage.

Ran XenConvert with Volume to Volume and I get this error:

Monday, August 01, 2011 4:33:57 PM
XenConvert Copyright © 2001-2011 Citrix Systems, Inc.
Microsoft Windows 7 SP 1
Processor Architecture: x64
Number of processors: 1
Volume to Volume started at Monday, August 01, 2011 4:33:57 PM
Checking for processes that will interfere with the conversion...
Formatting volumes...
Formatting volume 1 of 1...
C:\Windows\System32\format.com \\?\Volume{4cda93c8-bc80-11e0-9919-806e6f6e6963} /V:vDisk /q /y /FS:NTFS
Converting volume \\?\Volume{66d8d62c-8313-11e0-909d-005056980112} as a system volume to \\?\Volume{4cda93c8-bc80-11e0-9919-806e6f6e6963} ...
Using backup functions to copy files.
Converting NTFS boot sectors on volume \\?\Volume{4cda93c8-bc80-11e0-9919-806e6f6e6963} ...
Converting files from volume C:...
Gathering Volume Shadow Copy Writer metadata...
Adding volume \\?\Volume{66d8d62c-8313-11e0-909d-005056980112}\ to snapshot...
Failed to AddToSnapshotSet.
Aborting Volume Shadow Copy...
Volume to Volume stopped at Monday, August 01, 2011 4:34:15 PM
Volume to Volume lasted 17.9 seconds
Failed to snapshot. <System message text was not found> (0x8004230C)

The vDisk is set to private. I have a C(vDisk) and D(physical drive on VM) drive. I have done a volume to volume before but I can't crack this error. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:31 PM

Found the error. There are two Volume Shadow Copy services. I had only one set to Manual and the other disabled (Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider). Once I started it, XenConvert was able to run.