How to convert an Acronis True Image TIB backup file to a VMware VM.
- Create a VM with the same OS as the backup with a larger disk than the backup. How much bigger does not matter.
- Boot the VM with the Acronis True Image recovery ISO. If you do not have this, it is available for download on various websites.
- Once the ISO is booted, choose recovery and connect to the remote location with the TIB file. I find a local FTP connection to work fine.
- After the restore is done, reboot the VM and see if it is boots. It likely won’t. Don’t waste any time trying to troubleshoot.
- Load up VMware converter and convert the VM. VMware converter will fix all drive label, boot, etc issues. You will have a fully functioning VM once it is done.