How to Restore to VM with IFW

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by WYC999, Aug 1, 2013.

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  1. WYC999

    WYC999 Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I trying to make an image of C and then run it in a Vmware vm.

    what i did:
    I used an image of C i had previously created of Sytempartition of my current machine. Then i clicked on add Virtual drive, created a .vmdk (ide) file. Restore ran smoothly through with the following options:

    http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9065/jtnm.png

    But what do i do next? It says nothing in the manual and i clicked around a lot in Vmware, but it cannot find where i can create the Vm from an existing disk?

    Greetings to all of ya!
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    You can do it manually, but it's easier to use the copyp2v.tbs script from TBOSDT. Start TBOSDT as an administrator and then run: runtbs copyp2v

    If you want to use the .vmdk you created already you should be able to use copyp2v to make it bootable, though I'm not sure if it tweaks everything if something was missed in the restore.

    Are you using Player or Workstation? I use Workstation and it lets you create a new VM using an existing file (not sure about Player). In the New Virtual Machine Wizard, select the Use an existing virtual disk option when selecting the disk.
     
  3. WYC999

    WYC999 Registered Member

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    Hi MudCrab,

    have been to busy with other things to check this. I'll test this out and come back to it at some point in the future...
     
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