49198: Acronis True Image on Mac: Parallels Desktop Virtual Machines Do Not Boot if Recovered as Files

Use script as descibed in this article

Symptoms

  1. You have backed up a Mac OS X with Parallels Desktop virtual machines.
  2. You restore the virtual machines' files from this backup.
  3. Restored machines do not boot.

Cause

Current limitation of the product.

Solution

To fix the problem, run the recreate_pd_hdd.script:

  1. Since Acronis True Image 2017 the script is shipped with the product and is located in /Applications/Acronis True Image.app/Contents/MacOS/recreate_pd_hdd.sh on the machine where Acronis True Image 2017 is installed.
    If you have Acronis True Image 2016 or 2015, download recreate_pd_hdd.zip script and unpack it.
  2. Run the script:
    [path_to_script] [path_to_pvm_folder_with_restored_vm_files]
    where [path_to_script] is path to the folder, where the script resides
    and [path_to_restored_vm_files] is path to the .pvm folder, where the vm's files were restored to

    Example:
    bash "/Applications/Acronis True Image.app/Contents/MacOS/recreate_pd_hdd.sh" "/Users/John/Downloads/My Windows Virtual Machine.pvm"

More information

Should you receive error a message about the machine not being able to connect to the hard drive, you need to restart the machine: double-click Virtual machine, click Stop, then click Start.

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