Windows 10: Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image

Discus and support Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; You need of course set a viBoot vm to use an existing virtual switch when setting it up. Extract from Ten Forums Macrium viBoot tutorial, see #4 in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Cliff S, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. cereberus Win User

    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image


    Thanks - I thought I had done this - will try again.

    Ah - I see where I went wrong now - you set it up in viboot - not hyper-v after creation.
     
    cereberus, Oct 31, 2016
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  2. Kari Win User

    Exactly *Smile
     
  3. cereberus Win User
    Tried this but it is stil not working - I cannot see why. From network setting I see the virtual switch but it has a red X next to it.
     
    cereberus, Oct 31, 2016
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  4. Kari Win User

    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image

    I have some difficulties to understand what you mean, network settings on host or on vm?

    I simply can't make it fail. Here's an example of an external virtual switch assigned to an Ethernet NIC:
    On host, network adapters should look like this, physical NIC (A) showing Enabled, switch assigned to it (B) showing network name meaning it's connected:

    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image [​IMG]


    In viBoot Manager when setting up vm you select the above mentioned external switch:

    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image [​IMG]


    When viBoot vm has been created you can see in Hyper-V > viBoot vm > Settings that the correct switch is in use:

    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image [​IMG]


    ... and the viBoot vm has network and Internet connection:

    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image [​IMG]
     
  5. cereberus Win User
    I'll look again when I get a moment - I am sure I have just done something silly. I'll post images if I cannot sort it.

    Thanks.
     
    cereberus, Nov 1, 2016
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  6. cereberus Win User
    Started again and got it working but had to right click on network icon and then it worked. Thanks Kari.
     
    cereberus, Nov 4, 2016
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  7. Kari Win User
    You are welcome *Smile
     
  8. cereberus Win User

    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image

    Hi Kari, I hope you can help me again.

    I want to restore my system image inside a vm, but I cannot work out how to do it.

    I created a gen 2 vm booting from the macrium rescue iso, but when it loads, it cannot see the hard drives as only a basis session.

    I have two hard drives, and I know I can take the a drive offline and attach that. Of course, you cannot take the drive with the host OS offline.

    My problem is that Macrium does not see the second drive in winpe mode even though I have tried injecting sata controller drivers into the Macrium Rescue Iso. So I cannot see the second drive to take it offline, to add it in hyper-v.

    I can get round it by installing windows in hyper-v, then adding Macrium as a boot entry but I did not want to do this.

    Another possible way round it I can think of is trying to boot from second drive (drive 1) using OS in a vhd, and then I should be able to take drive 0 offline.

    Another way possibly is creating an iso with the MR files and the recovery image so image is in X drive?

    Any other hopefully simpler suggestions?
     
    cereberus, Nov 4, 2016
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  9. Kari Win User
    A method I use:

    • Hyper-V Manager > New > Hard Disk, create a new VHD just big enough to store the Macrium image
    • When created, the VHD is not initialised and formatted, therefore you need to attach it as VHD in host Disk Management first
    • In host Disk management, initialize VHD (MBR if going to be used on Gen 1 vm, GPT if Gen 2), create new volume using full capacity, format
    • Let Disk Management stay on screen, open File Explorer, copy Macrium image to VHD which at this point is shown as a hard disk on host
    • Back to Disk Management, detach VHD (it can't be used by VM if attached to host)
    • In VM settings, add this VHD to IDE 1 (Gen 1 vm) or SCSI (Gen 2)
    • Boot with Macrium boot device
    • Restore image from secondary VHD
    Looks complicated, is in fact pretty straight forward and simple.
     
  10. cereberus Win User
    Thanks -this looks easy enough but I got round it another way in essence using same principle using a virtual dvd drive rather a virtual hard drive which was slightly easier. I simply created a virtual dvd iso using imgburn with macrium file and mounted that as a second dvd drive.
     
    cereberus, Nov 4, 2016
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  11. Kari Win User
    I like the Imgburn trick, quite creative *Smile
     
  12. cereberus Win User
    Thanks - only one small point, I had to set dvd image as UDF because the backup image file was greater than the size permitted for a standard disk image but hyper-v had no problem reading a UDF based dvd image.

    Was very quick as well as imgburn is quite fast - only took about 6 minutes on a modest laptop to create iso.

    The only thing that takes a really long time is backing up the macrium image which normally takes around 15 mins on my laptop but takes around 1.5 hours when backing up from viboot. It would have been much quicker to create a boot entry and boot to Macrium from that and backup the virtual drive that way.
     
    cereberus, Nov 5, 2016
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  13. Kari Win User

    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image

    Quoting my post in Macrium Reflect tutorial thread just now:

     
  14. DarHorse Win User
    Great tutorial!


    Have been a BIG fan fo Micrium Reflect for quite a while and was eager to try viBoot.

    Have some important legacy tools running on an old WinXP machine (Lenovo M52) so migrating that machine to a VM looked like a good place to start. Using a recent Reflex backup, had no problem getting the WinXP VM up and running but, could not save/backup (the few minor) changes I did make to VM image.

    Keep getting following message: The backup operation failed. Please see the Macrium Reflect log for more information.
    Do you want to dismount of the drive anyway?
    Yes No {NO}



    LOG Contents-
    Information 29/01/2017 21:32:03:0151 Refreshing virtual machines list.
    Information 29/01/2017 21:32:03:0183 Found virtual machine [WinXP_x86_M52-2].
    Information 29/01/2017 21:32:03:0229 Refreshing drives.
    Information 29/01/2017 21:32:03:0245 Mapping virtual machines to drives
    Information 29/01/2017 21:52:55:0201 Virtual machine [WinXP_x86_M52-2] state changed from Off to Starting.
    Information 29/01/2017 21:52:56:0420 Virtual machine [WinXP_x86_M52-2] state changed from Starting to Running.
    Information 29/01/2017 21:53:37:0264 Connecting to virtual machine [WinXP_x86_M52-2].
    Information 29/01/2017 23:55:01:0946 Virtual machine [WinXP_x86_M52-2] state changed from Running to Shutting Down.
    Information 29/01/2017 23:55:02:0290 Virtual machine [WinXP_x86_M52-2] state changed from Shutting Down to Off.
    Information 29/01/2017 23:56:30:0114 Backing up virtual machine [WinXP_x86_M52-2] failed.Any suggestions would be appreciated.Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image :)

    Thanks.
     
    DarHorse, Jan 29, 2017
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  15. Kari Win User
    Try this:
    1.) Shut down Windows XP viBoot vm normally from Start menu of XP

    2.) When XP VM has been correctly shut down, select it in viBoot Manager and click Backup (in screenshot my XP VM's name is simply viBoot):

    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image [​IMG]

    3.) Now select what kind of backup you want and let Macrium write new imaget:

    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image [​IMG]

    Try this and come back to tell how it went.
     
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