VMware Restore Relocate to alternate datastore fails with 'Invalid datastore format '[datastoreaX (x)] rhel-server-6.1-x86_64-dvd.iso'.'
attached disks from the original host when the backup was taken:
[datastoreX (x)] MitelFTP/MitelFTP.vmdk
[datastoreX (x)] rhel-server-6.1-x86_64-dvd.iso
Restore options in the restore job:
Recover VM: Checked
Relocate to alternate datastore: vm3datastoreX
log context from that failed restore attempt:
Module Id Code Time Message
VMWRESTR 587 0 160916 VM is not being restored as part of a vapp
VMWVIM 98 0 160916 Api version of web service is '5.1'
VMWRESTR 384 0 160916 Skipping creating vmx folder for VM
VMWRESTR 406 0 160916 Skip creating folder for disk file '[vm3datastore1] MitelFTP/MitelFTP.vmdk'
VMWVIM 100 0 160917 Creating a property filter for obtaining task status updates
VMWVIM 101 0 160917 Created a filter to track task status
VMWUTIL 126 0 160917 FALSE = AskedToAbort
VMWVIM 98 0 160917 Api version of web service is '5.1'
VMWVIM 106 0 160917 Sending a request for task status updates
VMWVIM 107 0 160917 Got an update with version '1' for task
VMWVIM 108 0 160917 Found an update for the expected filter
VMWVIM 109 0 160917 Got an update of type 1 for the expected task object with 4 property changes
VMWVIM 110 0 160917 Property name is info.cancelable and change type is 2
VMWVIM 111 0 160917 Property value type is 12
VMWVIM 112 0 160917 Property value is 0
VMWVIM 110 0 160917 Property name is info.error and change type
Netvault tries to restore the ISO in the CD ROM of the VM when it should ignore the ISO
fixed in VMware plugin version 2.2 which is not released at this time.
On the ESX server you are restoring too create a very small temporary data store of the same name and path mentioned in the error and create a file with the same name as the ISO mentioned in the failure. The file can be of any size.
Create data store datastoreX (x) with the file rhel-server-6.1-x86_64-dvd.iso
Then restore the VM
Delete temporary Data store after restore completes.