Run True Image in VMware in Linux host

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by babakan, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. babakan

    babakan Registered Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    Before I try this, I would like to get some opinions of success or disaster.

    I am running a Linux distro (Mint) in which I have installed VMware Workstation and created a Windows virtual machine. In VMware terms, Linux host, windows guest.

    First of all, can I install and run true Image in the windows virtual machine?

    Then, if so, can I do an image of the Linux partition from that virtual machine?
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    You'll only be able to image drives or partitions that the VM has direct access to so you can't image the Linux drive that's hosting the VM. You'd have to boot to the TI CD to image the Linux partition.

    TI should install and run okay in a VM. However, depending on the situtation, it may be easier to just backup the VM's drive file by copying it.
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