Setting up a conversion schedule
A disk backup created while executing a backup plan can be converted to a virtual machine immediately or on schedule or you can combine both methods.
The conversion task will be created on the machine being backed up, and will use this machine’s date and time.
As a result of the first conversion, a new virtual machine will be created. Every subsequent conversion will re-create this machine from scratch. First, a new (temporary) virtual machine is created. If this operation succeeds, the old machine is replaced. If an error occurs during creation of the temporary machine, the temporary machine is deleted. This way, the task always ends up with the single machine, but extra storage space is required during conversion to keep the temporary machine.
The old virtual machine must be powered off by the time of conversion, otherwise it will not be possible to delete it and the conversion task will fail. If this happens, you can restart the conversion task manually after powering off the machine. Any changes made to the machine while it was powered on, will be overwritten.