vm ware and going back to hardware

Posted on 2009-12-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have just virtualised successfully our SBS server.  And its running on ESXi.  Quite different, to what I'm normally used to.  I've taken an image of our SBS server and put it inside ESXI using the vm ware converter.  What happens now if I wnat to go the other way, so take a VM image and put it back on the hard ware that it was origially on.

The problem will be if I run our SBS in a virutal machine, I'll need to somehow acronis / de vm it back to its origianal hardware to go back to this.

Any help would be appreicated.
Question by:makaaa
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    This thread has everything you should need.  The biggest deal is to make sure that your VM has drivers to support your physical drive controller.

    This is mostly about p2v, but also covers v2p under the same theory:
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    To make it easy use Acronis as you mentioned.  Image the OS within the VM and restore to image to physical hardware using the dissimilar restore.  Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery will do the same. Both clear the HAL and make things easy

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