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Converting Acronis Echo Server Image to VMware Server

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I've created an image of my Windows 2003 Server and want to bring it up in VMWare. After converting the archive file to Virtual Disk file, what are the steps to follow in VMWare Server 2?
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by:SecretWeapon
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Do you have the image running in a virtual server right now?  Also is the windows 2003 server still available to convert to vmware server?
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The 2003 server is still available.  don't have the image running in VM.
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by:SecretWeapon
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have you tried to use the converter tool from vmware to convert to vmware server.....
here is a link to the tool:   http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/
THis is the easiest way to get a PC or server to vm server. It could take up to 9 hours for a 120 gig drive... i have done it with this tool for esxi and also vmware server...... let me know if that helps.... there are some other ideas we could do if that does not work......You could also create a bootable iso for acronis server and In the vmware server you create a new server and point the cd to boot the iso acronis cd you made and go from there. Does that make sense?
 
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You mean I'm doing a restore from the Acronis image via the bootable CD?
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That is correct... That is one way the easiest way but it is also the slowest is to use the converter works like a charm....Good Luck
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