About convert to virtual disk jobs

Article:HOWTO13620  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13620
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About convert to virtual disk jobs

You can use Backup Exec System Recovery Manager to schedule the conversion of the latest recovery points of a physical computer to VMware Virtual Disk, Microsoft Virtual Disk, or a VMware ESX Server. When you convert recovery points to virtual disks, it has the following benefits:

  • It is useful in the event that the physical hardware on the client computer fails.

  • You avoid losing the services on the physical computer (for example, when you perform a hot swap of a service from a physical to virtual environment).

  • It is excellent for testing and evaluation purposes.

The following platforms support virtual disks created from recovery points:

  • VMware Workstation 4, 5, and 6

  • VMware ESX Server 3 and 3.5

  • VMware Server 1

  • VMware GSX Server 3.x (replaced by VMware Server)

  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 and later

  • Microsoft Hyper-V

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Be aware that each time the job runs, the new virtual disk file that is created replaces the previous virtual disk file.

See Creating a convert to virtual disk job.

See Creating a convert to virtual disk job based on a system index file.

See Running a one-time convert to virtual disk job.


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