Fusion 5 Migration Time

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  1. macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2012
    I am in the trial period of VMWare Fusion 5. My question is about migration time.

    I had tried out Parallels 8 and created a VM of a bare load of Windows 7 (Took standard Win7 load times which are very quick). The image is 9GB.

    I decided to give Fusion 5 a try and loaded it up, but instead of a new VM I told it to migrate the parallels VM. It worked fine....10 hours later. Was surprised it took so long for such a small VM conversion.

    I also tried to do Windows 7 PC to VM migration, and after 4 hours if it showing "Copying Disks....." a Progress bar....and words below it "Calculating Time Remaining" which never went away before I had finally stopped things.

    Question 1) How long should it take to Migrate a PC with about 50GB of data and how long to convert a Parallels VM?

    Question 2) Is Parallels faster or are they both slow?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2012
    I have an update. After 10 hours the conversion of the Parallels VM finished and worked fine.

    I then tried to migrate a PC....14 hours later it was at 1%.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2012
  4. macrumors 601


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    What if you shutdown Windows and open the Disk container for Parallels and using the Finder to copy all those files a Fusion container directly? Would that work?

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