VMware ACE Workaround

    Once I got into the hands of USB-hdd with software.

    The necessary software was installed in a virtual machine and packaged in a
    VMware ACE container . Nearby lay a small installation and configuration manual.

    Since the disk was usb2.0, I, logically assuming that the operating speed when
    starting the virtual machine would not be quite comfortable, started
    copying to a test computer (total volume of about 500 GB.)

    The next day I was "pleasantly" surprised by starting the installation . At the stage of
    starting the virtual machine, a message appeared in which I was notified that the
    launch is possible only from the source medium. I
    did not begin to delete the copied data yet, but as it turns out later, we could safely press
    shift + del.

    To check, I tried to start from a usb drive. The virtual machine
    started up successfully in VMware Player

    With the thought “What will happen if the screw fails?” I began to study the insides and found the following points in
    the virtual machine settings:
    1. Changing the settings is prohibited in the properties of the ACE container (of
    course there is no password ). But the virtual machine has
    2. A network adapter that connects in bridge mode to the host adapter
    3. A CD / DVD drive.

    Further events could develop more rapidly, but the usb interface has

    In order:
    1. Download the isone image of clonezilla (you can also use acronis, but I started cloning from one
    virtual machine to another and all this happened within the same computer) 2. We create a virtual machine with approximately similar characteristics.
    3. We start the virtual machine which is located on the USB drive and enter
    its BIOS.
    4. Right click on the cd / dvd drive icon. We mount the
    iso-image downloaded in the first step .
    5. Reboot. When downloading, press ESC (here I needed training) and
    select the boot from disk.
    6. We get into the familiar interface of your favorite distribution kit for cloning
    7. Check that the virtual disk was successfully detected and run the
    cloning interface on the source
    8. On the newly created virtual machine, we perform steps 3-6, but specify the
    parameters of the server from which the cloning and
    destination disk will be executed (everything is extremely clear in the clonezilla interface).
    9. We are waiting.
    10. We are waiting.
    11. We are waiting. My drives are not very fast. And the source is connected through, which
    seemed fast five years ago, usb version 2.0
    12. After the copy was finished, I received a copy of the virtual machine without being
    tied to a specific device, and wrapped the disk with three layers of bubble wrap and put it in a safe.

    I think I'm lucky.
    The stars successfully converged.
    But now I’m not worried because of possible problems with the external hard drive.

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