What need to be cloned?
When you have a clone software for your Windows Server 2003, what do you want to clone? Maybe you want to clone Windows Server 2003 hard drive, because your old drive is terrible with slow writing and reading speed, and you want to clone the old drive onto a new one which is faster and better. Maybe you just want to clone a single partition important to you so to avoid data loss, or to clone Windows Server 2003 to new drive for migrating OS. No matter what, a Windows Server 2003 cloning software will help you solve problems about clone, such as AOMEI Backupper Server, and you also can use it for other Windows server editions as 2008 or 2012.
Why need the Windows Server 2003 cloning software?
The biggest advantage of the Windows Server 2003 cloning software - AOMEI Backupper is to clone only used space, which is most helpful in many situations. For example, when you want to clone a larger HDD to smaller SSD, you can’t achieve this job directly with Windows built-in software, or you must shrink your partitions without knowing which parts are kept and this is a big risk of losing data. Therefore, you can use it to clone only used space, which means reducing the space and time by not cloning unused space of the drive so to achieve the job without data loss. Furthermore, it can help you create a system image backup while not worrying about auto-backup and logs of backups when operating in an Active Director environment. In a word, it has many advantages which Windows built-in software doesn’t have, and it’s more convenient and useful.
Clone with the clone software
Here, taking “disk copy” as an example to tell you how to clone Windows Server 2003 with AOMEI Backupper.
Step 1: Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Server. Select “Disk Clone” under “Clone” tab.
Step 2: Select the source disk(Disk 0), then click “Next”.
Step 3: Select the destination disk(Disk 2), click “Next”.
Step 4: Confirm the settings of the source and destination disk, and then click "Start Backup".
- You can click the button of "Edit partitions on the destination disk" to resize partition.
- “sector by sector clone” will clone every bytes on the disk which would take a lot of time and occupy a large space, which we do not suggest you to do that.
- “align partition to optimize for SSD” will accelerate reading and writing speed of your SSD drive, so if your destination disk is SSD we highly suggest you to check the option.
Step 5: Click "Finish" when all the operations have been done.
AOMEI Backupper is a powerful clone software Windows Server 2003, as you see, it can easily clone Windows Server 2003 hard drive as well as server 2008/2012 drive to HDD/SSD. In addition, you can easily migrate Windows Server 2003 to SSD by cloning system partition from HDD to SSD. Just download AOMEI Backupper Server now, and have a free try for 30 days.