Virtual disk -> Physical disk - can this be done?

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  1. peter_nn

    peter_nn Registered Member

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    I wonder if there is a way to move a virtual OS (Windows XP or later in a Virtual PC .vhd file) to physical hardware.

    There are lots of solutions for the opposite (to move a physical system to virtual ), but how about virtual -> physical ?
    Is that possible at all, anyone did it? A guide or something?

    Thanks
     
  2. PBlais

    PBlais Registered Member

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    VMware supports attaching a physical disk to a Virtual machine. Virtual PC is more like a toy application in comparison but it is more money.
     
  3. peter_nn

    peter_nn Registered Member

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    but I don't want to attach a physical disk to virtual machine, I want to move the OS installed in the virtual machine to a physical disk.

    As for Virtual PC being a toy application, IMO a better description is 'VMWare without all the unneccessary bloat'
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello peter_nn,

    Thank you for your interesting in Acronis True Image

    Acronis True Image Echo with Acronis Universal Restore has the ability to do:

    P2V - Convert/migrate a disk image, created with the program (.tib image file), to a virtual disk file of the type you select (.vmdk, .vhd, .hdd). You will then be able to add the disk to a virtual machine of compatible type (VMware, MS Hyper-V or Virtual Server, Citrix XenServer, Parallels virtual machine). The further usage of the disk is below;

    V2P - Convert/migrate a virtual machine such as VMware into a physical machine, even if it has dissimilar x86 hardware and drivers to the original machine.

    Check the following article for more information.

    Best regards,
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    Dmitry Nikolaev
     
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