vMotion Fails - "The source detected that the destination failed to resume"

Virtual Machine Migration (DRS or user initiated) fails with the following error message:


A genereal system error occurred: The source detected that the destination failed to resume

Error Stack:
The VM failed to resume on the destination during early power on.
Module DiskEarly power on failed.
Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/<...>.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.
Could not open/create change tracking file

  1. Check that Virtual Disks are not mounted to the backup host (VDP or other products). Sometimes when the backup fails, the virtual disks are not correctly removed from the backup host.
  2. Consolidate Snapshots (Right Click Virtual Machine > Snapshot > Consolidate)
  3. If the problem still persists, create a snapshot and delete it with the "Delete All" option.

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