Restore a winVista *.tib to a VMware "machine"?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Bogus Exception, Sep 1, 2008.

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  1. Bogus Exception

    Bogus Exception Registered Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    I create a VM, and I want to restore an Acronis home v11 backup of win vista biz into/on it. Checked FAQ, wanted to ask forum as I'm in no rush to do it wrong, cause extra work, etc.

    Do I need to boot (the vm) from an Acronis boot disk, then point the Acronis app to the backup file (*.tib)? I guess I'd do this any number of ways, making the *.tib file accessible to the vm, right?

    Reboot when restore complete, and life is good, eh?

    Like I said, no hurry on my end, so any gotchas, holes in my plan, etc. appreciated!

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Bogus Exception,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for delayed response.

    That can be done. However, please notice that if the image was taken from a physical machine, or a different brand of virtual machine, the restored system is unlikely to boot because of different (virtual) hardware.

    Acronis solution for transferring of a system to different hardware is Acronis Universal Restore. Acronis Universal Restore technology provides an efficient solution for hardware-independent system restoration by replacing the crucial Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and mass storage device drivers.

    Note that Acronis Universal Restore is a plug-in for corporate versions of Acronis True Image and in your case we would recommend that you use Acronis True Image Echo Workstation.

    Acronis Universal Restore is used with image archives and you can find basic instructions on how to use it here. Detailed instructions can be found in the Acronis True Image Echo Workstation User's Guide.

    We recommend you to download and install the free trial version of Acronis True Image Echo Workstation to see how the software works on your computer. With the trial version of the product you will be able to fully use the Windows version for 15 days. The bootable rescue media will be limited to restore function.

    Please also be aware that the trial version of Acronis Universal Restore is not available on Acronis web site. In order to obtain the trial version of Acronis Universal Restore please contact Acronis Support Team. Explain your wish to obtain the free trial version of Acronis Universal Restore and provide your personal information (full name; phone number along with the area code; company name, if any) along with the link to this thread. We'll provide you with the free trial version of Acronis Universal Restore as soon as possible.

    Thank you.
    Marat Setdikov
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