Storage Migration Service Failure (Unable to transfer from a clustered general-purpose file server to a standalone server)

JLee 1 Reputation point
2021-10-01T23:42:30.5+00:00

I am attempting to migrate a file server hosted on a Windows 2012 Storage Server cluster to a standalone Windows 2019 Server. The orchestration server is a Windows 2019 server with Windows Admin Center 2009 installed with Storage Migration Service. When I attempted a storage migration job from the Windows 2012 cluster to the Windows 2019 standalone server, it fails at the 'Validate source and destination devices' step during the 'Transfer data' stage. More specifically, the Migration Test results state that 'Transfer from a clustered general-purpose file server to a standalone server isn't supported.' I tried to override the test results, but it still fails when I start the transfer. At this point, I have two questions:

  1. Is there a work-around for this failure?
  2. If no work-around exists, then will this type of transfer be supported in a future Storage Migration Service release?

Take care and thanks very much for considering above query.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,496 Reputation points
    2021-10-04T11:33:38.847+00:00

    Hello,

    please check the Storage Migration Service known issues published on the official Microsoft site. It will help you for start at least to get some information from the log files.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/storage-migration-service/known-issues

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