What is ghosting?
Ghosting actually means the same as backing up. It’s not like the simply “copy” and “paste” but a way to convert the contents of a hard drive, including its configuration settings and applications into an image. The image can be saved on an external hard disk, CD/DVD, networks or any other separate storage device. When the contents are need again, a ghosting software will convert the image back to the original form.
Why need ghost Server 2012?
As known, Windows Server 2012 is widely used by many enterprises. Imagine if a company wants to create identical configurations and install the same software on 100 computers. It seems impossible to manually set them one by one! In this situation, using a software to retrieve the ghosting image from the server to every computer can save a lot of time.
Also for home users, you may have many important photos, videos or other files on your computer, too. In order to prevent data loss resulted from computer virus, system crash or human errors, to ghost Windows Server 2012 should be a good solution.
Choose a worth software for Windows Server 2012
Although Windows Server systems have a built-in backup tool, it has some limitations. For example, sometimes a full backup needs to backup the entire disk or backup sector by sector. But Windows Server Backup only allows you to backup folder by folder. Besides, this built-in program can not compress image files so that those image files will occupy amount of storage space.
However, AOMEI Backupper Server, a professional software especially designed for Windows Server systems offloads all your worry. Its features make ghosting a breeze even if you’re a green hand of computers. Apart from Windows Server 2012, Server 2003/2008 and all Windows PC systems are also supported. Now let’s see how to ghost Windows Server 2012 with AOMEI.
Step by step to ghost Windows Server 2012
Step 1: Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Server. Then click System Backup.
Step 2: All system related files will be selected by default. So just select a destination path in “Step 2”.
Tips: Backup Options and Schedule are capable to be set based on your demands. Pay attention that Make an Exact Copy in backup options will copy all sectors whether used or not, which takes much more time. The feature Scheme helps you automatically manage and save disk space usage as a result of having many image files.
Step 3: Click Start Backup to operate.
With AOMEI, only 3 steps needed to ghost Windows Server 2012. It should save many troubles for you to avoid data loss. By the way, other features such as Disk Clone, Create Bootable Media, etc can also give helps for better computer safety.