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Symantec BESR cold image --> vmware converter. no sv2i file!

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I did a cold image using BESR 2010 of a Windows 2003 disk. I have a single disk.v2i file.

Now, vmware converter 4.3 only shows sv2i files for Symantec images.  If I rename the v2i file to sv2i, vmware converter does not like it.

How do I get a cold image from the source disk in a format vmware converter likes?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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why not use VMware Converter directly?
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covnerter direct is not an option - mobo is dead, so I had to pull the disk and cold image it from a temporary mobo.

Does Covnerter not read a "bare" v2i file?
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that is correct, converter will not read a v2i file.  It will only ready sv2i file which is the index for the for the image and doesn't actually contain drive data.

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UGH!!!!

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Symantec's MO lately, provide 95% of a good solution with the missing 5% being the MOST IMPORTANT!!!
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VMware Converter could do with an update! (it's quite outdated!)
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another option worth a try is to use BESR converter to convert to a windows version of vmdk.  Afterwards create a VM using vmware server or workstation.  Attach vmdk and run.  If it works you can use vmware converter to convert to an ESXi VM.
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