Transfering virtual machine to new hard drive.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MarlboroLite, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2007
    the 13 colonies
    So I recently bought a 500GB hard drive to upgrade my MBP...I'll be getting it soon. I have done previous restores from Time Machine and never encountered any issues. I have however always excluded the VM file from the backups due to the way Time Machine handles it. My question is...would simply copying the VM file to a thumb drive then transferring it to the new hard drive do the trick, or would it be wiser to allow Time Machine to back up the VM file the very last time I do a back up so it only does it once and then when I do the restore from backup it will be there?
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Either way should be fine. Your VM is just a file. As long as it's not running when you copy/back it up everything should be fine.


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