The Solution to Ghost Windows Server 2011 Operating System

Posted by @AOMEI

May 17, 2016

To ghost Windows Server 2011 refers to backup operating system or entire hard disk and fully recover them in minutes when data loss happen and system crash attacks. Here, AOMEI Backupper is useful to do the job.

Why need ghost Windows Server 2011?

Assume that your Windows Server 2011 system crashed and now you find nowhere to get the same one, the moment you may be regret not to ghost your server system before the disaster, as the ghost image can be recovered in minutes. In addition, ghost other important data on your hard drive is also necessary, as the bad influence of losing them is beyond your imagination. Here, to successfully ghost Windows Server 2011, we recommend you AOMEI Backupper Server.

Overview of Window Server 2011 ghost

When we mention ghost, it usually refers to a disk cloning program product from Symantec. But now, more and more backup programs are coming into the market. Among all the ghost alternatives, AOMEI Backupper is a good one with the powerful backup capability and easy-to-use feature. Except a third-party software, Windows Server Backup can do the ghost job but with some restrictions: if you’re running Windows Home Server 2011, you can only use it to backup data that is 2TB or less in size and it will only recognize disk partition of 2TB or less. Or your hard disk configured to use the GUID partition table (GPT ) format, you cannot back up or restore data from the operating system at all. If your operating system is Windows Small Business Server 2011, you can only use it to backup data from a local drive that is formatted as NTFS file system, and the system state backup is not exposed in the GUI interface of backup.

The solution to ghost Windows Server 2011

AOMEI Backupper Server is the best ghost alternative, which can greatly simplify the ghost job and protect your data.

System backup

Step 1: Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Server. Select “System Backup” under “Backup” tab.

System Backup

Step 2: Name the task so to distinguish it from others, and select the location in “step2”. (When you backup server system, the system file is selected by default in “Step1”. The “Backup Options” including compression, splitting, intelligent sector and VSS is optional, also the “Schedule” and “Scheme” can be set as you wish.) Then click “Start Backup”.

Start Backup

Step 3: Click “Finish” to finish the task.

If you want to backup a hard drive on Windows Server 2011, you can choose the “Disk Backup” utility of AOMEI Backupper Server to do the job. Or you can choose “Partition Backup” to backup a partition and “File Backup” to backup files. Besides, AOMEI Backupper is also a clone software Windows server 2011.