How to use an acronis image as a vmware machinve
Posted on 2009-07-15
I am using Acronis true image echo enterprise server on my server and i have created a tib file using that...now what i want to do is use this tib file in vmware and run it to make sure that the backup is a good one and windows can be booted properly and also because i want to add some new software in a test enviornment
i have read some stuff regarding this and did the following things without any success
1. I tried using an iso image of acronis rescue media builder with universal restore and using it to boot and then using recovery to recover the tib file to a new drive....that didnt work and after restore the virtual machine just gave me blue screen and wont boot
2. I tried converting the tib file to a vmdk file using the Convert to virtual machine option in the echo server....i then mounted that vmdk as a new disk in a new virutal machine and tried to boot with it but it keeps restarting
what am i doing wrong???