Backup agent for Microsoft Windows servers and workstations (formerly Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE)
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marius roma
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P2V

Post by marius roma » Jul 27, 2017 2:08 pm

Veeam Agent for Windows is a powerfull tool.
Is it possible to use it to virtualize PCs (P2V)?
Can I backup a physical PC, create a VM (with VMware Workstation and/or VirtualBox) and restore the backup to the VM?
Are EFI and/or UEFI BIOS supported?
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Re: P2V

Post by vmniels » Jul 27, 2017 3:12 pm 1 person likes this post

You can convert backups to VMDK and then import those. You can then create a VM and add those VMDK's. For more information have a look at our user guide.

You can do instant vm recovery to Hyper-V as well (not to VMware).
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Re: P2V

Post by Dima P. » Jul 27, 2017 3:34 pm 1 person likes this post

Marius,

Additionaly you can mount the Recovery iso and perform a bare metal recovery to a vm with a blank disk.

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Re: P2V

Post by marius roma » Jul 27, 2017 4:34 pm

Many thanks for the answers.
Is conversion to VMDK available for the free version of Veeam Agent for Windows?
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Re: P2V

Post by Dima P. » Jul 27, 2017 4:52 pm

You are welcome!
Is conversion to VMDK available for the free version of Veeam Agent for Windows?
Yes. Restore as virtual disk is available in Veeam B&R Free edition and it works for backup files created in VAW FREE.

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