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Copying VM to new host manually - getting error = need help!

Copying VM to new host manually - getting error = need help!

Copying VM to new host manually - getting error = need help!

(OP)
Hi All,
Im new to VMWARe, i have to hosts (both vmware server) Host 1 running a Win 7 vm and Host 2 running 2 VMs (dc +exchange). I copied VM's from host 2 to host 1 manually. > Host2> copy c:\virtual machines to host1> c:\virtual machines. When i open vmware on host1 i added newly copied vm's to inventory, but when i try and start them up they fail to boot. (i assume that this is to do with the hardware) Can some help me get them booted as i dont want to rebuild them, + i also rebuilt host 2 as a barebones esxi server. My plan was to then put all vm's back onto the esxi server (bare metal).
Anyway help will really be appreciated, i have been online searching but i am now confused with all the different ways.

RE: Copying VM to new host manually - getting error = need help!

What's the error that you are getting?

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RE: Copying VM to new host manually - getting error = need help!

(OP)
"Power On Virtual Machine" failed to complete
If these problems persist, please contact yor system administrator.
Details » Cannot open the disk c:\virtual machines1\"vm"\vm-000002.vmdk or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. Reason: Failed to lock the file.

This happens when i try to start either of the vm´s.

RE: Copying VM to new host manually - getting error = need help!

Sounds like there is a snapshot in the source.  Before you copy a virtual machine, you should delete all snap-shots.

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