“Error caused by file” fail during the copy


It was required to restore the VM from the NetApp Snapshot and I’ve faced an issue when tried to copy files over from snapshot to temporary folder for further adding to inventory:

Then I found out the same with other datastores on that storage.

The solution was to connect to one of the ESXi servers via SSH and run the following command:

cp /vmfs/volumes/volume_name/.snapshot/smvi_snapshot_novmsnap_date/vm_name/* /vmfs/volumes/volume_name/vm_name_restore/

Of course, it took some time, but I could restore the VM quite fast before troubleshooting the issue.

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