Seamlessly clone, migrate and convert virtual machine snapshots bi-directional and without the extra disk copy using this application
VM Migration Assistant is a small program designed to help you a clone and convert various virtual machine images. According to the developer, the tool can be used to convert physical machines into virtual ones and can be especially useful when migration or hypervision switch is required. The application supports all known VM, namely QCOW(2), VMDK, VHD, VHDX, VDI, and RAW binary image.
While it can be argued that the built-in converter of hypervision can be used for the same purpose, the advantage of the tool stems from the fact that it offers bi-directional conversion between all formats. In addition, you can save a lot of time using this tool as it enables you to convert VM directly from hypervision storage to another. The conversion is done without creating the extra disk copy that is commonly created during the process. Moreover, the app employs the VSS snapshot of the source machine during the migration, thus ensuring data consistency and a safe conversion.
To get started, you need to choose one of the formats and add the corresponding file manually, as the app does not support drag and drop. Afterwards, select the format that you want to migrate, add a new name to the new file, specify if you prefer compression on the file and start the task.
We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used VM Migration Assistant and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂