If nothing will help and you can't import xva with import VM, I have solution.Deploy new VM with disk x4 times greater than backup file. OS Ubuntu 16.04 or later. Copy backup. Take attention. You need always copy backup. Do not move it. Install xva-img https://github.com/eriklax/xva-img add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test && apt-get update && apt-get install -y gcc-7 cd to xva-img dir and run next command cmake ./ make install Extract xva file tar -xf my-virtual-machine.xva -C my-virtual-machine chmod -R 755 my-virtual-machine In folder my-virtual-machine you will find some directory like Ref :1, but maybe with another number. Remember this number. Create raw disk from extracted. Replace 1 with number from previous step. xva-img -p disk-export my-virtual-machine/Ref\:1/ disk.raw Install qemu-utils apt install qemu-utils Convert raw to vhd qemu-img convert -f raw -O vpc disk.raw [vhd-name-you-like].vhd Copy vhd to some SR. I'm using local SRs, so in my case path is /var/run/sr-mount/[sr-uuid] Go to the host, cd to SR folder, get VHD uuid, rename VHD cd /var/run/sr-mount/[sr-uuid] vhd-util read -p -n [vhd-name-you-like_from-step-8].vhd mv [vhd-name-you-like_from-step-8].vhd [uuid].vhd Rescan SR Attach VHD to existing VM or deploy new one Get you files
wow. I am getting on with this in parallel. Thank you again! Results for both suggestions and requests are coming!