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Restore physical Windows machine in VMware using System recovery 2013

Hi,

I'm new to Backup & Restore portfolio and trying to get some hands on System Recovery. I've installed a trial version of Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 on my Windows 8.1 laptop and created a entire backup of laptop on USB hard drive in a folder named Symantec Backup. Now using this back up I want to create a Virutal machine in Vmware. Can someone guide me on this.

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Re: Restore physical Windows machine in VMware using System recovery 2013

Use this for the restore process: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000006864

You basically have 2 options:

  1. Do a restore. You will need first to create the virtual machine and then attach the recovery disk ISO file. Boot the virtual machine into the recovery environment, then run the restore.
  2. Do a virtual conversion. Again, you have to create the virtual machine first. Then you can attach the virtual disk to the virtual machine once you have completed the conversion using System Recovery

Hope that helps.