Convert Acronis TIB to XenServer Virtual Machine
Posted on 2009-12-16
Every night we perform full Acronis backups on five our servers. Some of these servers have multiple 500 GB+ disks (RAID 5 SCSI arrays). Periodically, we use VMware Converter to convert the TIB images to VM's in VMware Server 2.0 for a test environment. It's a long process, but it works well. However, now we want to use XenServer to take advantage of more memory (since it's 64-bit). That's where my questions come in.
I was going to try to use "Convert Backup to Virtual Disk" in Acronis to build VMDK's (from what I understand, VHD's have a 127 GB limit, so I can't convert to VHD's). Each disk (C:, D:, etc.) will be converted to a single VMDK file. Then, I was going to use XenConvert 2.0.2 to convert the VMDK's to XenServer, but I can only convert one VMDK at a time. How can I import multiple VMDK's into a single XenServer VM? Is there a more direct way to convert Acronis TIB's to XenServer?
What is the best way to convert Acronis TIB's to XenServer virtual machines?