Migrate OS to Virtual Machine

Jean updated on Sep 08, 2020 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

Looking for a good solution for P2V

I am looking for a good solution for P2V. I need to transfer my Windows 8 System and all data from a Physical machine to VMware. I have searched on google to find a perfect solution. Soon I noticed EaseUS Todo Backup and viewed the introduction. But I am not sure if it is a good solution for P2V. Can you introduce the software in details?

There are three operations for P2V module: P2V copy, P2V recovery, P2V conversion. How do they work? Need help.

EaseUS Todo Backup - a Good Solution for P2V

EaseUS Todo Backup is a safe and reliable backup & disaster recovery software that can easily help you to accomplish the migration of a system, applications, and data from a computer hard disk to a virtual machine. You just need to create a full backup image with EaseUS Todo Backup and then restore it to a virtual machine or directly copy the entire hard drive to a virtual PC.

Below Is How to Perform P2V

Launch EaseUS Todo Backup. Then there are three options: "P2V copy", "P2V recovery" and "P2V conversion" in Tools.

Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, a good solution for P2V

To use P2V Copy

1. Click "P2V copy" and then select disk or partition including OS in physical and click proceed.

Select disk or partition when employ the good solution for P2V

2. Just follow the wizard to continue.

To Use P2V Recovery

1. Click "2V Recovery" and select a created backup image including OS.

select an created backup image when employ the good solution for P2V

2. Follow the wizard and restore the image to virtual machine.

To Use P2V Conversion

1. Click "P2V conversion" and select disk and partition backup image file.

Select disk and partition backup image file when employ the good solution for P2V

2. Click Proceed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

"EaseUS Todo Backup Free is one of the most popular free data backup applications available. This software offers a myriad of features and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a full system backup, meaning you can back up your entire operating system."TopTenReviews

"EaseUS ToDo Backup Home is a great backup program, well suited to the home and SMB space."PCWorld

What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.