Let’s take a look at the major features of all of the 3 tools which allows you to convert VHD to VMDK and VMDK to VHD. Starwind V2V Converter. StarWind V2V Converter is a free download tool that allows the conversion and cloning of VMs from one format to another and is utilized when migration or hypervisor switch is required.
- A file conversion is just a change of the file that was created in one program (TIB file) to a form intelligible for another program (i.e. VHD format).There are many websites offering file conversion of TIB to VHD files 'Online' - without having to download a special program to your computer. However, if you have not found the appropriate TIB file converter in the Internet, you can use our.
- Software 'Data conversion' we define some actions to change the file format that stores specific information to another format. Data conversion is changing the way of presentation of data to the computer (for the user the visible change is a different ending of the file VHD instead of TIB, or the possibility to open a file in another application than before, while the content itself remains.
Disk2vhd is a free software to convert a disk into a corresponding .VHD / .VHDX image file. It can be used to make an image backup of a system, or to virtualize it on a Hyper-V environment.
Virtualization is one of the key aspects of any modern and efficient IT infrastructure. Disk2vhd can therefore be a quick solution to convert physical machines into virtual ones, and have them immediately available in Hyper-V. Disk2vhd was initially created by the SysInternals company, later acquired by Microsoft.
See also:Hard Drive Cloning: How to use Iperius to clone your hard disk
Below we review the simple steps to convert a physical machine to VHD:
1. Download the Disk2vhd utility
Go to Sysinternals page of Microsoft website and download Disj2vhd.
2. Extract the program from the zip and run it
Dik2vhd is portable (no installation required), so just run it. The following interface will be shown, with the list of disks on your computerr:
There are very few options to set:
Use VHDX: VHDX is a new disc format introduced with Windows Server 2012. Compared to the VHD, the VHDX has several improvements, including an internal organization created to reduce data corruption and increased capacity (up to 64 TB). VHDX is the recommended choice.
Use VSS: this option is essential to perform the hot creation of the image and to obtain a consistent copy of the data
VHD File name: Select the destination where the software will create the VHDX file (choose a different disk than the one you are making the image of, or a network path).
Select the disks you want to convert to VHDX. Clearly, if you are doing this to virtualize an operating system, you will have to select the disk where Windows is installed so that it can then start up as a virtual machine.
Click on Create to start the process.
Disk2vhd will make a shadow copy (VSS) of the selected disks and create the respective VHDX image files. Let’s see how to use a Windows image file to boot the system on a Hyper-V virtual machine:
3: Create a new virtual machine on a Hyper-V host
After copying the VHDX file to a Hyper-V server, you can use it as a boot disk of a virtual machine. You must first create a VM using Hyper-V Manager. Run the wizard New – »Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Manager and configure the various parameters (CPU, memory, etc.) according to your needs. On Server 2012 R2 it will also be necessary to specify the VM generation.
4. Connect the VHDX file as a virtual machine disk:
Complete the VM configuration and start it up by right clicking on it and selecting start. The first boot of the machine may take longer since the hardware configuration in the virtualization environment is different from that of the physical machine of origin.
In a few simple steps you have therefore converted a physical machine into a virtual one and you can start Windows without any further intervention.
In addition to Disk2vhd, there are numerous software that allow you to clone a hard disk or perform P2V conversions. One of these is Iperius Backup, which since version 6.0 has introduced a new drive image backup mode, which allows you to clone hard drives and SSDs for both backup and virtualization purposes. Iperius also creates image files in VHD or VHDX format, therefore perfectly compatible with Hyper-V, but also allows you to restore an image backup to another physical spot, by creating a boot disk with the Iperius Recovery Environment®.
For more information, read the tutorial: Drive Image Backup, P2V and Disk Cloning with Iperius
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Converting Windows backup
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Windows Vista and Windows 7 users can convert vhd files created by Windows Backup into Acronis backups. This may be needed if you want to keep the earlier Windows Backup files, but decide to convert them into tib files to save storage space. The converted tib files are smaller than the corresponding vhd files due to compression.
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Do not move vhd files from the folder to where they were saved by Windows Backup (by default, the folder has the name “WindowsImageBackup”). Otherwise, the operating system may be unbootable after recovery of the system partition from the converted tib file.
The virtual to physical conversion is done as follows:
Convert Tib To Vhd
- Click Convert Windows backup to Acronisbackup on the Tools & Utilities screen.
- Select the vhd file to convert.
- Specify the path to the tib file to be created.
By default, the converted file will be created in the same location as the file to be converted. However, you can select another location by clicking Browse. The file can be directed to any storage supported by Acronis True Image Home 2011, except for Acronis Secure Zone.
- The next step allows you to set options for the tib backup to be created. You can protect the backup with a password and encryption, select a desired compression level, and split the backup, for example, for later burning to DVDs.
- Add comments to the backup, if you wish.
- Click Proceed in the Summary window.
Acronis True Image Home 2011 cannot convert vhd files containing dynamic volumes which were originally located on more than one disk drive (striped or spanned on two or more disk drives).