VMDK

This article describes the procedure of adding a converted VMDK virtual disk to a VMware virtual machine

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

Description of how to create a virtual machine from a backup archive of a Linux system

Keep a copy of your backup archive in the virtual machine format ready for instant recovery

This article describes what to do if after a backup failure the backed up virtual disks are left attached to Acronis Virtual Appliance