Acronis TIB to VHD Convert issues

Posted on 2011-10-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am trying to take a Acronis TIB Backup and Convert it to a VHD file -
It keeps telling me "Virtual Disk Conversion Failed" - the conversion works if I convert it to a VMDK VMWare file format. - I am suspicious that the file format is Virtual PC format, not Virtual server format. That would limit me to file size. I am using Acronis Backup and Recovery 10 -
any suggestions?
Question by:DaComputerguy-West
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    Accepted Solution

    Why not convert the correct VMDK to VHD using

    Convert VMDK to VHD and VHD to VMDK for free
    StarWind Converter is a downloadable V2V conversion tool for virtual machines. You can use it to convert VMDK to VHD files and VHD to VMDK as well as to IMG file, which is a native StarWind format. This is a very simple but useful file conversion tool that will convert virtual hard drive images from VMware's VMDK format into the Microsoft's VHD format. It is a sector by sector copy operation from one format to the other. It does not modify the source image and will leave it so you can continue to use it.
    The unique feature of the free StarWind V2V Converter is that it allows IT administrators to easily migrate any virtual machines from direct attached storage to shared storage on the network in one quick and simple step. Therefore, anyone can move VMDK or VHD images safely to shared storage. This allows virtual server clustering and ensures high application and VM availability. This also means that system administrators will be able to use advanced VMware features such as VMotion, VMware HA, DRS and VCB now that they moved VMDKs to shared storage.  

    Author Closing Comment

    I discovered that Acronis converts things in MS Virtual PC mode - which limits things to drives under 128 Gigs - that is not the case when it is a Virtual Server Format. The solution as stated above, was to convert it to a VMDK VMWare Virtual Hard Drive, and then convert it using Starwinds VMDK to VHD convertor - and it worked just fine - Just took a lot longer, because of the extra step, but it WORKED!

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