I am running VM Ware on Mountain Lion. I am also running Mountain Lion inside my virtual machine. I am trying to import a time machine backup of my previous snow leopard drive into my virtual machine. I did not want to import this into my new drive because I am starting fresh and trying to clean up, but I would still like to have my old SL drive running withing VM Ware to help with the transition. It sure beats restarting over and over again for time I need to open applications.
Anyway, here is the problem I am having and cannot seem to get past this hurdle. When I open migration assistant and choose my time machine backup of snow leopard everything works fine until it finishes calculating the size. I deselected all the files and folder I possibly can which leaves 350GB. Even with every single folder deselcted it still give an insufficient storage error I have already resized the VMware drive to 400GB which is more than enough. In my real machine under Finder>Get Info it shows it as 400GB, but within the virtual machine it is only showing the Mac HD to be 40GB which won't allow migration assistant to import the backup due to insuffient storage.
I have a Mac Pro with tons of disk space so I have a ton of free space to allocate but I have tried everything I can think of but came up blank. Sorry if my explanation was overly verbose or confusing but I wanted to give as much detail as possible. Haven't really fiddled with the settings in VM Ware in a while so I must be missing something.
So, how do you import 350GB worth of files from a time machine backup with migration assistant without getting an error that there is not enough remaining space? And again, I have already resized the disk to 400GB that shows as 400GB on my real machine but only as 40GB inside the VM Ware Mac HD. I also have Parallels if that is easier to do what I am trying to accomplish.