Backup phisical machine to vmware virtual machine
Posted on 2014-09-22
I would need to find a simple, as cheap as possible (free?), and possibly automated way to backup computers to wmware virtual machine.
Before, it was possible to use Acronis 9 and 9.5, and than VMWare converter to convert to virtual machine. Now the proces takes.
2. TIB -> VHD conversion
3. VM creation
4. VM conversion
- this takes staggering amount of disk space, so I am seeking for a better solution
Vmware converter is fine, but is it possible to automate it?
Now, I know that Windows 7 and new Servers have automatic disk image creation, but I can't count on that on old 2003 installations.
Any better ideas?