[vbox-dev] Need help in converting windows backup (*.img) to vmdk

Ivo Smits Ivo at UFO-Net.nl
Fri Jun 4 02:58:47 PDT 2010

You can use the ODIN software running inside a (temporary) virtual 
machine to restore the image to a VMDK 'harddisk'. You can load the ODIN 
image into the VM using the network (virtualbox shared filders, windows 
file sharing, ftp).

You may need something like bartpe if ODIN does not provide bootable 
restore software. You can also use a readily installed VM and 
temporarily attach a new VMDK image to restore your data.


Op 4-6-2010 2:15, Mark Cranness schreef:
> On Friday, June 04, 2010 6:24 AM,
> jaswant chajed wrote:
>> Just to mention, image backup of C: on my pc was taken using ODIN.
> After a quick look at ODIN, it does support backup of only used blocks and does have various compression options.
> I think it is likely that an ODIN created IMG file will have an ODIN header record in that file which describes which backup
> options were used, so that it knows how to restore that image afterwards.
> Any such header record will make the IMG file incompatible with convertfromraw.
> A sure fire way to create a RAW img file is to use the Unix dd command (ddrescue preferably) from a Linux Live CD, google for
> that.
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