Moving a VM to a new machine

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by daviesap, May 25, 2006.

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  1. daviesap

    daviesap

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    Hello -

    I am getting my MacBook Pro replaced in a couple of days. To save re-installing the VM / Windows etc. can I just copy my configuration file and HDD image to the new machine?

    Is there anything else I should do / know?

    Thanks,

    Andrew
     
  2. peterwor

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    Pretty sure all you need is the .pvs and the .hdd files, then open the files up in PD and you should be all set. I take backup of those two files al the time, copy then to a firewire drive, play with thr originals and when I blow something uo I just copy back the backed up files. You'll have to reinstall PD of course...

    HTH,
    Peter
     
  3. sandrino

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    You have to reinstall?

    Let me get this straight, in order to recognize the duplicate VM images you have to reinstall Parallels? I have tried moving my Windows XP VM image to an iMac and I cannot get Parallels to recognize it at all. I didn't think I would need to reinstall the complete application.
     
  4. chrisp

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    Um....you need Parallels installed to be able to open a VM if that's what you're asking Sandrino.
     
  5. sandrino

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    It is installed

    I have Parallels on both Macs. When I move a VM image from my MacBook Pro to the iMac, Parallels on the iMac will not recognize the HDD file. Parallels Desktop gives me an error and won't let me use the VM image.
     
  6. STim

    STim Super Moderator

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    Sandrino, please give us a text of an error message. Once we have it, we'll suggest you a solution :)
     
  7. sandrino

    sandrino

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    I will, as soon as I get home so I can try it again.

    Thanks for the quick reply!
     
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    STim Super Moderator

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