I am trying to get a Win Server 2019 VM from an Esxi installation moved to Unraid.
First, I tried to stop the VM on Esxi and copied the vmdk file to the Unraid Server. Using
qemu-img convert -p -f vmdk -O raw <vmdkfile> <vmdkfilename>.img
gives following error “could not open vmdk file, invalid VMDK image descriptor”.
Next, I tried to export the VM from Esxi as OVA file but this does not work. It always quits the export.
Now I create a full Backup using the Windows server Backup, fine. I created a new Winserver2019 iso including this WindowsImageBackup.
The new Unraid VM starts fine (seabios, 16GB, 100GB HDD) starts fine. On the 2nd setupside I click the repair options, troubleshooting, and Recreate from system image. The Image is found and the wants to format the new hdd. The system image shows the EFI, c:/ and an other partition. When I proceed to format the drive, the system stops with an error message I can not reinstall an EFi system on a BIOS system. Any ideas?
When I create the Unraid VM with OMVF then I end up seeing the BIOS shell.
Thanks for any help