Image to Virtual Problem

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by HaKaN, Feb 25, 2008.

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  1. HaKaN

    HaKaN Registered Member

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    Hi @ll,

    I have created a virtual Disk from a full *.tib image.

    After migration, Acronis have created 2 vmdk Files.

    I have tried to open/import this on Vmware Server, but havent any luck.

    1) Acronis is not creating any vmx File, which is needed for opening and importing to vmware.
    2)i have created manually a vmx file, but got the error:
    failed to open (The file specified is not a virtual disk).


    Is there any Faq outside, which can give me the Steps to import those virtual disks ?


    I am using Acronis Echo 9 Server Enterprise & Universal Restore.


    th@nks
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello HaKaN,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Remote Server Backup Software.

    Please notice that you need an existing virtual machine to use created .vmdk files (create a new virtual machine, if necessary). Then choose those .vmdk files as virtual drives for that virtual machine.

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
  3. HaKaN

    HaKaN Registered Member

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    Hi Marat,

    thanks for your reply.

    If i try to use the vmdk as virtual drive, which has been created by Acronis, i still getting the error:

    anyone had success ? What i am doing wrong ?

    thx
    Hakan
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello HaKaN,

    Could you please clarify the full version name of your virtual machine?

    Thank you.
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  5. NumLock

    NumLock Registered Member

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    What we do is:

    1. Convert the image to VMDK
    2. The results is a file ending in .VMDK
    3. Make a new virtual machine
    4. go to that virtual machine's folder an look for the file that ends with .VMDK
    5. Rename your converted VMDK into that exact file name.
    6. Copy or cut your restored image (with its new name) into the virtual machine's folder; overwriting the existing one.
    7. Start your virtual machine.

    :)
     
  6. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Registered Member

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    If what you are trying to do is to get an exact copy of your host OS into a guest OS (VM) then:

    - You need another license for the instance of Windows that you are going to run in the guest OS.

    - Use VMWare's converter utility instead of trying to save an image of the host OS to then try later to restore into a guest OS. (http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/)

    You'll probably still get stuck having to perform a Repair (in-place install) of Windows to get it to switch to the correct HAL and drivers for the legacy hardware that is emulated within the VM. Only the CPU is not emulated within the VM. The rest of the hardware (video, sound, USB, SCSI, IDE, etc.) is all emulated and not likely to match the hardware of your host OS. With all the work to get the converted (or imaged) OS to work in a VM with the different emulated hardware, I often give up and just do an install of the OS from scratch.
     
  7. cfreiling

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    When you create the vmdk file, TI Echo also creates a vmx file for you?

    When I create a vmdk file nothing else is created and I know I need that vmx file for the configuration.
     
  8. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello all,

    Thank you for using Acronis Server Disk Backup software

    Acronis True Image Echo Server for Windows (please note that this feature is working at the same way in other Echo products) is creating .vmdk file only. You need to create a new virtual machine and use this .vmdk file as source for system drive or replace .vmdk file in the previously created virtual machine with the new (converted) one.

    Thank you.
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    Michael Levchenko
     
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