As the name suggests, hard drive cloning in Windows Server refers to copy the contents of a hard drive to another new hard drive or to an image file. It turns out to be an efficient way to transfer data and system in Server 2003, 2008, 2012, etc. Compared to the Windows built-in features of "copying" and "pasting", hard drive cloning owns better abilities. For example, the operating system and some applications can not be merely migrated to another hard disk by simple "copying" and "pasting". By doing that, these programs will not work normally. Moreover, transferring large mount of data by "copying" and "pasting" would cost a lot of tome. Under this condition, a hard disk drive cloning software can play a significant role to clone or transfer hard drive and so on.
The usage of hard drive cloning, in my opinion, can be mainly classified into two types. One is to upgrade hard disk, and another is to transfer operating system with the same configuration.
As for the task of cloning hard drive Windows Server 2012, 2008, 2003, a trustworthy and fast hard drive clone software - AOMEI Backupper Server can complete it excellently. This powerful tool can support all Windows OS editions since Windows 2000.
Preparation for cloning hard drive:
Step 1: Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Server. Then, click "Clone" option on the left tab and select "Disk Clone".
Step 2: The program will display all hard drives in your server. Here you need to select the source hard drive you want to clone, and then click "Next" to continue.
Step 3: Here you need to select the destination hard drive to which you will clone source hard drive, and then click "Next" to continue.
Step 4: Now you can preview the hard drive clone. To confirm the operation, click "Start Clone".
This magic tool also possesses the functions of system backup and disk backup and so on. If you want to enhance the safety of data as well as the operating system, this simple and powerful clone software is undoubtedly the great solution. You could download this tool for cloning hard drive in Windows Server immediately.