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Convert VirtualBox (vdi) to VMWare (vmdk)

Here’s and commandline example to convert a VDI to VMDK for VMWare Fusion using VirtualBox.

You need to install VirtualBox to get the required tools.
Get it here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/virtualbox/downloads/index.html

/Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/Vboxmanage clonehd “/Volumes/Drobo/Virtual Machines/windows.vdi” “/Volumes/Drobo/Virtual Machines/windows.vmdk” -format VMDK -variant standard

Used this with newer VirtualBox 4.2 and Fusion 4 and it works. The additional parameters given in the original blog don’t seem to be supported anymore.

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