Being in love with wonderful VirtualBox since I’ve tried the first time few years ago, I noticed that the disk files are often incompatible with VMware.
Today I’ve found a good solution and I want to make sure I will not forget, hence writing on my… favourite notepad 🙂
The conversion trick can be done on a command line, using the utility VBoxManage with the clonehd parameter as follows:
VBoxManage clonehd "name_of_original_disk_file.vmdk" name_of_the_converted_disk_file.vmdk --format vmdk --variant standard
This will create in no time (13 GB converted in few seconds) a VMware compatible disk image which can be used as a starting point to recreate the VMware VM.
Example of the output is:
Clone hard disk created in format ‘vmdk’. UUID: xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx