20546: Acronis Backup: Converting Backup Archive to a KVM/RHEV Virtual Machine

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Last update: 15-05-2014

Step-by-step instructions on how to convert a backup archive (.tib) to a Red Hat KVM virtual machine

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You can convert a backup archive (.tib) of Acronis Backup to a Red Hat KVM virtual machine.


  1. Connect Acronis Management console to a machine where Acronis Agent for Windows, Acronis Agent for Hyper-V or Acronis Agent for ESX/ESXi is installed by clicking Manage this machine or Manage a remote machine:


  2. Do any of the following:
    • Click Recover to open the Recover data page:

    • Use the Navigation pane to navigate to the vault where the archive is stored. Select the archive and then select the disk or volume backup you want to convert. Click Convert to VM:

      (!) If you are connected to Acronis Management Server, option Convert to VM will not be available. Select Recover instead.

  3. Select the disks to convert or the volumes with the Master Boot Records (MBR) of the corresponding disks:
  4. In Recover to, select New virtual machine:

  5. In VM/VS Selection, choose Red Hat KVM.
  6. [Optional] Review the Virtual machine settings and make changes if necessary. Here you can change the path to the new virtual machine;
  7. The same type of machines with the same name cannot be created in the same folder. Change either the VM name, or the path if you get an error message caused by identical names.
  8. Select the destination disk for each of the source disks or source volumes and MBRs;
  9. In When to recover, specify when to start the recovery task;
  10. Click OK. If the recovery task is scheduled for the future, specify the credentials under which the task will run;
  11. In Backup plans and tasks view you can examine the state and progress of the recovery task.

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