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SnapCenter remote clone operation across ESX hosts fail with error "Failed to Map virtual disk: Invalid datastore path"

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SnapCenter Plugin for Windows (SCW)


SnapCenter remote restore or clone operation across ESXi hosts fail with error "Failed to Map virtual disk: Invalid datastore path".

The error can be found in the SMCore.log and VirtualizationAPI.log on the destination Windows host: 

ErrorMessage (An error occured while cloning RDM based disk. Failed to Map virtual disk: Invalid datastore path '[SQL_DBs] SQL2/SQL2_SD_svm1.demo.netapp.com_wOj5-?JhN8Op_2.vmdk'. Error: Failed to map virtual disk on Esx host after retrying.)


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