Converting VMWare to VirtualBox

Post migrated from my old site:

Found most of this information on:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuMagazine/HowTo/Switching_From_VMWare_To_Vi…

When you have multiple files for your harddisk (like me), use (on Windows):

c:\Program Files\VMWare\VMWare Workstation\vmware-vdiskmanager -r old_hd.vmdk -t 0 new_hd.vmdk

Next, convert the vmdk file to a raw image by making use of qemu-img:

qemu-img convert new_hd.vmdk new_hd.bin

Next step is to convert the bin file to  a virtualbox .vdi file by making use of VBoxManage:

VBoxManage convertfromraw new_hd.bin new_hd.vdi

Next you can use your new image to set up a virtual machine in VirtualBox

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Posted on July 12, 2013, in Technology, VirtualBox, VMWare. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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