2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 23, 2018 12:00 PM by EMR

    Migrate High Sierra VM to new Mojave VM?

    EMR Enthusiast

      Is there a way, on a new Mojave VM, to migrate everything contained on a High Sierra VM? I suspect the High Sierra "Virtual Disk-cl1.vmdk" has all the necessary stuff, but how do I access that virtual disk from the Mojave Migration Assistant?

        • 1. Re: Migrate High Sierra VM to new Mojave VM?
          MichalMMac Novice

          Just clone the vm and upgrade it to Mojave.

          ESXi 6.7 and Fusion 10.1.X both support booting APFS so you are OK.

          • 2. Re: Migrate High Sierra VM to new Mojave VM?
            EMR Enthusiast

            Unfortunately, that won't work. The High Sierra VM doesn't have enough free space to upgrade to Mojave. In addition, if I were to somehow erase "unneeded" applications to make room for the Mojave installer, it would be the Beta 2, which, for now, won't work on a Mac Pro 5,1. It says it needs Metal, which the Mac Pro has, but Fusion doesn't.

             

            EDIT: I just made the High Sierra APFS virtual disk larger. As regular Terminal instructions wouldn't let me resize the APFS container, because there was a small unused volume "after" the regular Macintosh HD volume, I resorted to Paragon Hard Disk Manager for macOS, deleted the offending volume and enlarged the Macintosh HD volume. After that, I installed Mojave Beta 1, which ended up with a non-working Finder and, finally, updated to Beta 2. Now everything is great. Thanks.