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Author Topic: Macrium Image Virtualization Tool Beta  (Read 3339 times)

MilesAhead

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Macrium Image Virtualization Tool Beta
« on: March 18, 2010, 01:31:51 PM »
For those interested in virtualization tools, this beta creates a VHD from a Macrium Reflect backup image:

http://www.macrium.c...riumImageBackup.aspx

It's a beta so proceed with caution. :)  Er, you might want to have an image backup of your system heh heh heh


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Re: Macrium Image Virtualization Tool Beta
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 02:02:51 PM »
Looks very interesting, but I'm too chicken to mess around with the beta. ;D

Think I'll relax and wait for the final release.

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Re: Macrium Image Virtualization Tool Beta
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 06:36:04 PM »
I couldn't get it to work, but at least it didn't hose my system. :)

I'm getting tired of removing VirtualBox and then doing system restores just to make sure I got all the drivers and crap off.  The only thing I tried that worked was installing into a VM directly from an XP install CD.  But who wants to install apps for another week?  Not me.  I just took it off.

I suspect for it to work you need to make the image from a single partition bootable HD with the OS seeing itself as C:.  Although it's never easy to be sure with this stuff since I have a fake Raid controller in this thing.  The PC with the plain vanilla Sata only has 2 GB ram so it's not even worth messing with it on that system.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 06:38:24 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Macrium Image Virtualization Tool Beta
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010, 10:14:39 AM »
@MilesAhead
Try Virtual Box Portable.
http://www.vbox.me/
Regards, Brahman

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Re: Macrium Image Virtualization Tool Beta
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2010, 04:36:12 PM »
Thanks for the link. :)