Can Parallels Transporter do a partial migration?

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by Scott Bass 123456, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Scott Bass 123456

    Scott Bass 123456 Junior Member


    We have a Windows server machine that I'd like to migrate to Parallels 8 on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. The Windows machine is actually a VMWare machine with 6 drives.

    The server has C:, D:, E:, R:, S:, and T: drives, along with a number of network drives mapped. The only drives I need to migrate are C:, D:, and E:. C-E are O/S and application installation directories. R-T are data drives, which I don't need.

    Is it possible to use Parallels Transporter to do a partial migration of this machine? When I launched PT, it didn't provide an option to choose the drives to migrate, so I'm not too hopeful. I suppose I could try something like Ghost or Acronis, but I was hoping PT was more flexible than what it appears.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

  2. Specimen

    Specimen Product Expert

    Temporally disconnect the data drives, use PT, migrate, problem solved.
  3. Scott Bass 123456

    Scott Bass 123456 Junior Member

    Um, no...

    This is a server machine used in a production environment. I can't go around disconnecting drives.

    Compare PT's behaviour with, say, Acronis True Image (commercial), MiniTool products ( - many are free), or Easeus products ( - many are free).

    All of these products allow me to select the partition to either backup or create disk image.

    They certainly don't suggest "temporarily disconnect drives" in order to allow the end user to get expected functionality.

    So, any other suggestions? Otherwise, Parallels, please consider this an enhancement request.

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