Convert Tib To Vmdk

The process to convert TIB to VMDK is: Use the file opener listed above to open the TIB file Find the menu edit option to save as. Please notice that instead of converting of the.vmdk file to.tib, you can just create an image again, with the same result. It is correct that you can use Acronis Universal Restore to restore an image taken from virtual machine to a physical machine, provided that the operating system is supported. Description Acronis True Image Echo has the capability to convert a disk/partition backup images (.tib) to a virtual disk file (.vmdk.vhd.hdd). You will then be able to add the disk to a virtual machine of compatible type (VMware virtual machine (Desktop or ESX format), MS virtual machine or Parallels virtual machine).

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I have a crashed laptop with a fully intact hard disk (power supply problem not allowing the laptop to start). So I installed TIH2012 on my old XP PC and extracted the hard disk from the laptop and made a full disk backup. The SSD disk is 256 Gb in size and is about 50% full.
The backup completed successfully and produced a TIB file about 55 Gb in size.

Now I want to use this for a VMWare Workstation 7 virtual machine so I can get at my application data but I am stuck at converting the TIB to a VMDK. I have TIH2012 with Universal Restore so I figured I could try to restore the image to an empty vmdk drive inside the virtual machine by booting off the TIH2012 rescue CD, which I have made. But this fails mid-way through the restore process (with the TIB file on my XP PC and accessed through the network share by TIH2012). The error claims that the backup is corrupted but it is not...
I have seen mentioned that there might exist utilities to convert the TIB file directly to VMDK without using the restore operation of TIH2012, but I have found none.
The closest I have seen is a way to convert to Microsoft VHD file format, but that will not work since VHD is limited to disks of size 128 Gb or smaller and my disk is 256 Gb, so it is twice the size of the biggest possible VHD disk.
So going the way over a VHD file is not possible because of this.

After googling a bit I found that VHD file size limit is way higher than 128 Gb, it is VirtualPC that is unable to handle bigger VHD disk files! So I will try the disk2vhd program to make a virtual disk out of the physical one and go from there.

Any advice please?
I really do want to use the backup image in a virtual machine in order to get hold of my environment while the laptop is away for repair!

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I use VirtualBox so I can only give some general thoughts on how to do this. For TIH2012 -

1. Convert the tib file to VHD. You could of course if running Vista or W7 Ultimate, boot directly from the VHD file or use MS Virtual PC.

2. Convert the VHD file to OVF which VMWare is supposed to support. Once in OVF format VMWare should be able to run the machine directly or be able to convert to VMDK, unless VMWare can work directly with VHD files.

This probably won't be of much help to you now, but there is an Acronis product which will work directly with VMWare so long as you have the full paid for version of VMWare, which is Acronis vmProtect 6.0, this talks directly to a VMWare ESX server. Don't get too excited though as the price is just a piddling US$499.00

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Have you looked at VMWare's free converter?

It can convert various things to VMDK format, so if you can get your tib file in one of its supported input formats the converter will convert this to VDMK.

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I used it to convert a version 10 tib file directly to VMDK format, but I don't think that the converter yet supports the newer tib file formats.

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You may find this info helpful: this is how I got VHD file converted from a TIB to run in VMWare

or if you want to try VirtualBox then… may be of use as while converting the disk IIRC can be shrunk. Clone-VDI will convert FHD's into VirtualBox VDI files.

Disk Converter tools are essential especially when you are migrating virtual machine workloads between two hypervisors. Each Hypervisor uses different virtual machine disk formats such as VMDK for VMware virtual disk and VHD for Hyper-V based virtual machine disks. You may need some tools to convert VHD to VMDK if you are importing VM from Hyper-V to VMware ESXi because ESXi host will not understand the disk format of Hyper-V virtual machine (VHD). There are lot of free tools in the market to convert disk format of virtual machines to make it compatible to different hypervisors.

We are going to list out the some of 3 of the free tools to Convert VHD to VMDK and vice versa. I have personally used this tools for my lab environment to convert virtual machine disks such as VHD to VMDK and VMDK to VHD to import and test virtual machine workloads across Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi. The order listed here may not have any preference of 1 or 2 or any order. I have explained some of the important features of each of the free Conversion software for better understanding.

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Top 3 Free Tools to Convert VHD to VMDK and Vice Versa

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. Compared to typical converters built into hypervisors, StarWind V2V Converter performs bi-directional conversion between multiple VM formats such as VHD to VMDK and VMDK to VHD. Starwind V2v Converter supports the most widely used formats: VMDK, VHD/VHDX (Windows Repair Mode aware), StarWind native IMG and QCOW.

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Supports multiple destination formats to convert.

Features of Starwind V2V Converter

  1. Supports conversion of most widely used disk formats such as VMDK, VHD, and VHDX.
  2. Supports Single Copy. Starwind V2V software allows the Conversion of VM formats directly from one hypervisor to another. You no need to maintain the local copy on the system.
  3. Allows easily Migrating Workloads between different hypervisors by converting disk formats. StarWind V2V Converter supports all industry-standard hypervisors including Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, and KVM
  4. StarWind V2V Converter makes migration between different hardware sets easier, supporting Windows Repair Mode during conversion to VHDX.

VMware Converter Standalone

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VMware Converter Standalone is the free conversion software from VMware. You can download VMware Converter from VMware WebSite. Take a look at my article to understand How to download and install VMware Converter and also How to Perform P2V and V2V conversion using VMware Converter.

VMware Converter also supports multiple formats of the virtual machine and physical machine to convert to VMware Virtual machine and also Converts other formats of Disk to VMDK format.

VMware Converter standalone has Centralized management console allows you to queue up and monitor many simultaneous conversions, both local and remote, such as in headquarters and branch offices. In addition to the P2V conversion, VMware Converter can also be used to perform Virtual to Virtual (v2v) migrations too.

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VMware Converter provides hot cloning capability which makes conversions non-disruptive, with no source server downtime or reboot. It helps us to perform reliable conversion by making use of Quiescing and snapshot of the guest operating system on the source machine before migrating the data.

In addition to the P2V and V2V, VMware Converter can also be used to reconfigure the virtual machines such as Shrinking a VMDK of virtual machine, Converting VMDK disk format from Thin to Thick and vice versa, Upgrading virtual machine Hardware version or compatibility.


WinImage is a fully-fledged disk-imaging suite for easy creation, reading and editing of many image formats and filesystems, including DMF, VHD, FAT, ISO, NTFS and Linux. The disk image is an exact copy of a physical disk (floppy, CD-ROM, hard disk, USB, VHD disk, etc.) or a partition that preserves the original structure. With WinImage in place, you can recreate the disk image on the hard drive or other media, view its content, extract image-based files, add new files and directories, change the format, and defragment the image.

Features of WinImage

  • Create a disk image from a removable drive (like USB drive), CD-ROM, floppy,
  • Extract file(s) from a disk image,
  • Create empty disk images,
  • Inject files and directories into an existing disk image,
  • Change a disk image format,
  • Defragment a disk image,
  • A powerful “Batch assistant” mode that lets you automate many operations,

WinImage is shareware. You may evaluate it for a period of 30 days. After 30 days, you need to register it if you intend to continue using WinImage.

I Will talk about the detailed procedure to convert disk formats using these Free tools in upcoming tools. I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for reading !!!. Be social and share it with social media, if you feel worth sharing it.