Acronis Backup and Recovery - Equivalent

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New to this forum. I am considering a Mac purchase, however I travel frequently and dont want to pack more than one laptop. I sometimes work with legacy machines and need the ability to image older drives (Win NT through XP) and convert them to VM's. Acronis works very well for this, but I've read that it will not run on Mac, even on the Windows boot using parallels or fusion. Is there a program available that will serve this function?

Also, what is the best program for running VMs on Mac in terms of speed of booting and integration? Thanks
 

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Acronis works very well for this, but I've read that it will not run on Mac, even on the Windows boot using parallels or fusion. Is there a program available that will serve this function?

That's correct. Acronis True Image will "choke" when running from a VM and also from a Windows partition created with Boot Camp. The problem is, it doesn't understand EFI. (It looks for a BIOS and can't find one.)

Similar program for Mac: There are two... SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner. Both work real well. SuperDuper is shareware, CCC is donation ware.
 

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