Acronis Vhd

Please see KB document: 3648: Restoring Windows 7 VHD Backup Files with Acronis True Image Home which described the process for VHD restore for 2014 and earlier. See also forum post: 100401: Converting an Acronis 2016 image file to.vhd or restore a.tib as a virtual machine which may offer some ideas of an alternative approach. Introduction 'Convert to VHD' feature allows creating VHD(X) images that can be used later for various purposes. One of them is creating a multiboot system without creating any extra partitions, similar to what Acronis OS Selector did in Acronis Disk Director 11 and older versions. The vhd files can be used, for example, in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems for mounting disk images without using Acronis True Image Home 2011. Convert Windows backup to Acronis backup. Use the feature to convert a backup file format from vhd to tib. The latter is the native file format of Acronis backups. Backup settings transfer. Acronis backups (.tib files) of disks or partitions can be converted to virtual hard disks (.vhd(x) files). You can run a converted. Vhd (x) file as a virtual machine. A virtual machine is an emulation of an operating system, meaning that you will be able to run a second operating system while you are still working in the main operating system. Converting Acronis TIB backup file to Microsoft VHD Virtual Hard Drive file. Acronis backup solutions use proprietary disk image and archive format that has TIB file extension. Data in TIB files can be compressed, encrypted and protected with password. First thing you need to do, is to convert the TIB image to VHD Virtual Hard Drive format.

Recovery using vhd files created by Windows Backup

You may have vhd files if you used the Windows Backup utility included into Windows Vista and Windows 7 for backing up the system hard drive.

If you purchased Acronis True Image Home 2011 after using Windows Vista or Windows 7 backup utility, you can recover your system hard drive from those vhd files using Acronis True Image Home 2011.

When you need to recover your system using a vhd backup file, proceed as follows:

  1. Arrange the boot order in BIOS so as to make your rescue media device (CD, DVD or USB stick) the first boot device. See Arranging boot order in BIOS.
  2. Boot from the rescue media and select Acronis True Image Home 2011 (Full version).
  3. After Acronis True Image Home 2011 starts, click the My Disks link under Recover on the Welcome screen.
  4. Choose the vhd backup file to be used for recovery by its creation date. When the required vhd backup is not shown, click Browse, choose Windows Backup Archives (*.vhd) in the “Files of type” field and locate the backup for recovery.

    Even if the required vhd backup is shown on the screen, after you choose it Acronis True Image Home 2011 may display the following message: “Acronis True Image Home 2011 cannot detect volume 1 of “Backup_Name” archive”, where Backup_Name is the name of the chosen backup. This is because disk letters in the standalone Acronis True Image Home 2011 may differ from those in Windows and the path to this backup stored in the metadata information will point to the wrong location. In such case click Browse, choose Windows Backup Archives (*.vhd) in the “Files of type” field and locate the backup for recovery.

  5. At the next step select Recover whole disks and partitions (if it is not selected) and click Next.
  6. Select the system partition at the What to recover step. Usually you will not need to recover the MBR.
  7. Then specify the settings of the selected system partition: location, type (primary, active) and size. When recovering the partition to the original location, you do not need to make any setting changes.
  8. Read the Summary of the recovery operations and then click Proceed.

You can also recover partitions and disks from vhd files while working in Windows. This is preferable for recovering data partitions and disks.

Acronis Vhdx

Recovery using vhd files created by Windows Backup

Acronis -->Vhd

Syntax

Description

The Resize-VHD cmdlet changes the maximum physical size of a virtual hard disk. It can expand both VHD and VHDX files but can shrink only VHDX files.The shrink operation fails if it would shrink the virtual disk to less than its minimum size (available through the VHDX object's MinimumSize property).

If the virtual disk file connects to a virtual machine's IDE chain, you cannot resize the virtual disk while the virtual machine is online.If the virtual disk file connects to a virtual machine's SCSI chain, you can resize the virtual disk while the virtual machine is online.

Note

Resize-VHD does not remove empty blocks from a dynamically-expanding virtual hard disk file. Use Optimize-VHD instead.

Examples

Example 1

Expands the VHD to 1 terabyte if the previous size was less than 1 terabyte. If it was larger, the cmdlet will report an error because it cannot shrink a VHD.

Example 2

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Changes the VHDX's size to 20 gigabytes (21,474,836,480 bytes). If it was larger, the cmdlet will only succeed if it had a MinimumSize less than or equal to 20 gigabytes.

Example 3

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Shrinks the VHDX to its minimum possible size as indicated in its MinimumSize property.

Parameters

Runs the cmdlet as a background job.

Acronis Backup Vhdx

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer.Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet.The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Acronis Vhd

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts on which a virtual hard disk is to be resized.NetBIOS names, IP addresses, and fully qualified domain names are allowable.The default is the local computer.Use localhost or a dot (.) to specify the local computer explicitly.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Specifies one or more user accounts that have permission to perform this action.The default is the current user. Digital clock timer.

Type:PSCredential[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Specifies that an object representing the resized virtual hard disk is to be passed through to the pipeline.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Specifies the path to the virtual hard disk that is to be resized.

Type:String[]
Aliases:FullName
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False

Specifies the size to which the virtual hard disk is to be resized.

Type:UInt64
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
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Specifies that the virtual hard disk is to be resized to its minimum possible size.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs.The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

Acronis Convert Vhd To Tib

Microsoft.Vhd.PowerShell.VirtualHardDisk