Converter Standalone supports conversions from master boot record (MBR) and GUID partition table (GPT) disks with some limitations that depend on the selected data cloning mode.

Note:

Converter Standalone preserves the partitioning scheme during the conversion. You cannot convert an MBR source disk to a GPT destination disk and the reverse.

Converter Standalone supports all types of basic and dynamic disks for disk-based conversions except for GPT/MBR hybrid disks.

Converter Standalone supports source and destination disk drives with 512B (512e and 512n) disk sector size only. 4K native (4Kn) disk drives are not supported.

Table 1. Supported and Nonsupported Source Volumes and Disks

Source

Supported Volumes and Disks

Nonsupported Volumes and Disks

Virtual machine

  • Basic volumes

  • All types of dynamic volumes

  • Master boot record (MBR) disks

  • GUID partition table (GPT) disks

  • RAID

  • GPT/MBR hybrid disks

  • RDM disks

Powered on machine

  • All types of source volumes that the operating system recognizes

  • GUID partition table (GPT) disks

  • Master boot record (MBR) disks

  • RAID

  • GPT/MBR hybrid disks

  • Linux volumes mounted by Device Mapper multipath