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March 13, 2014 at 23:53:22
Specs: Windows 7, i3-2100
How convert virtual disk format without data loss? I have used virtual machine for about two years, and use VMware most. I know there are Virtual PC, Virtual BOX, Qemu and so on, and each virtual machine has its own viirtual disk type. So I'm wondering there is must be some tool that can convert virtual disk type and I want to figure it out.
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March 14, 2014 at 07:10:06
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To migrate a virtual machine from VirtualBox to VMware, ensure it’s “powered off” in VirtualBox. Then click the FILE menu in VirtualBox and select Export Appliance. Choose the virtual machine you want to export and where it needs to be saved.
To import the OVA file in VMware, click the Open a Virtual Machine option and browse to your OVA file. (note that this process may take a while and it may fail the first time, try at least once more)

After the process completes, you can boot the virtual machine in VMware, uninstall VirtualBox Guest Additions from the Control Panel inside the virtual machine, and install VMware Tools from the virtual machine’s menu.

To migrate a virtual machine from VMware to VirtualBox, ensure it’s “powered off” in VMware. Next, browse to the OVFTool folder. If you’re using VMware Player, you’ll find it at C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\OVFTool. Hold Shift, right-click inside the OVFTool folder, and select Open command window here.
Run ovftool with the following syntax:

ovftool source.vmx export.ovf

In example:
    ovftool “C:\Users\NAME\Documents\Virtual Machines\Windows XP \Windows XP.vmx” C:\Users\NAME\export.ovf

Then use the Import Appliance option in the File menu.


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