You can use Acronis True Image Echo to convert a backup archive (*.tib) to a virtual disk (.vmdk, .vhd, .hdd). You can also back up a virtual disk and restore it to a physical disk
Step-by-step instructions on how to convert a backup archive (.tib) to a virtual machine
Description of how to create a virtual machine from a backup archive of a Linux system
Only Windows operating systems are supported
You can download Acronis Bootable Media Builder from your account at the Acronis website
Boot your physical machine from Acronis Bootable Media. Create a full backup and then restore it to a virtual machine
Acronis Bootable Media of Acronis vmProtect 7 is used for P2V migration
This article applies to:
- Acronis Backup for VMware 9 (Acronis vmProtect 9)
- Acronis vmProtect 8
You need Acronis Bootable Media Builder of Acronis Backup for VMware to create Acronis Bootable Media and back up a physical machine as part of the physical to virtual migration (P2V) or restore ESX(i) host configuration.
See also Acronis vmProtect: P2V Migration.
The P2V migration or V2P migration of the machines with LVM can be performed only if the backup was created using the agent installed inside the virtual machine (or on physical machine) and the restore operation should be performed using Acronis Bootable Media.
If a machine has LVM volumes, keep in mind the following limitations for restoring to a different platform: