Can a FOG back up be converted into a .VMDK file and spun up as a VM?
I am currently converting Acronis .TIB files into .VMDK file so they can be spun up as VM’s. Can the same be done with a FOG back up? If so what is the process and what file format are the FOG back-ups?
Ok thanks for all the help Sebastian :)
@Steve-Owen I’d think this forum post should be of much help to you as it explains how to convert/extract files from FOG backups. After you extracted the whole image (big file!) you need to convert that raw image to vmdk which can be done using
Be aware that you need a lot of disk space for the conversion steps. I wonder if it more appropriate to deploy the FOG image to a VM and using that VMDK.
Thanks for the reply Sebastian, do you know if gzip or zstd can be converted into vmdk?
@Steve-Owen Depending on the image settings the files are compressed (gzip, zstd) partclone or partimage files…