Creating a VirtualBox Virtual Machine from a Magnus Box Disk Image Backup

Getting started

  • This backup method requires VirtualBox v6.x if MS Hyper-V is running simultaneously, otherwise earlier versions will work.

Perform restore in Magnus Box to create VMDK disk files

  • Note: The restored files will be the same size as the original disk size, so ensure you have enough space in your restore location.
  • Produces files as shown below

Open VirtualBox and create a new virtual machine

  • Select ‘New’ on main screen of VirtualBox as shown below
  • Allocate RAM and virtual hard disk space. Use your own preferences for system requirements

Add hard disk

  • Open VirtualBox Settings as shown below
  • Storage
  • SATA Controller
  • Add Hard Disk
  • Select the 1 KB “disk.vmdk” file restored earlier (as shown below)

Finalize configuration and Start

  • Finalize CPU, RAM, etc.
  • Start the VM
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