How to Convert a Physical Machine into a VirtualBox Virtual Machine
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Note, this step only needs to be done once. Once you have the VM in place, BackupChain can replace the virtual disk in subsequent backup cycles automatically. When you need the VM in a disaster recovery scenario, simply boot it up and it’s immediately ready to go.
As with all other hypervisors, the strategy is the same. Create a new VM with reasonable RAM and other settings, and point to the virtual disk (VDI) created by BackupChain. Mount the virtual disk to an IDE or SATA controller. If boot issues occur, you may need to change the boot settings as explained in the section above, page 144, and check the EFI Bios setting if need be.
Then move on to the hard disk settings and select the VDI file created by BackupChain:
If need be, you can create an IDE controller and attach the VDI to it, if the SATA controller doesn’t work with your VM:
Once you have the controller added, delete the VDI from the SATA controller and attach it to the IDE controller instead.
The VM is now done and may be booted. In case the VM boots with BSOD you may need to change the boot settings as explained in the section above, page 144.
For operating systems using the EFI boot method, you need to enable it here:
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