Convert raw to vmdk

Using qemu-img;

$ sudo apt-get install qemu-tools
$ sudo qemu-img convert -O vmdk rawimage.dd /path/to/output/file.vmdk

750GB raw image (acquired using ddrescue/dcfldd) converted using above method took ~2 hours on mid-spec machine.

Create new virtual machine with required resources Select existing virtual disk Select above file

Note: won't boot directly in VirtualBox without changing settings (notes tba)

Using VirtualBox/VBManage

$ VBoxManage convertfromraw imagefile.dd vmdkname.vmdk --format VMDK

750GB raw image converted to 750GB VMDK in 1hr 45 on mid-spec machine.

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