Migrate/Clone Windows Server with Best Free Windows Server Cloning Software - Hasleo Backup Suite

Updated on August 9, 2022 by Admin to Free Windows Cloning Software

This tutorial mainly describes how to migrate Windows Server to another disk with the free Windows server cloning software - Hasleo Backup Suite Free, the main contents are as follows:

Overview of Windows Server

If you're a regular computer user, you've probably only used consumer-oriented versions of Windows (Windows Desktop), such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11. If you're an advanced user, you've probably heard of or used Windows Server (such as Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022), a class of operating systems designed primarily for servers. Although Windows Server OS and Windows Desktop OS share common code and look similar, they serve completely different purposes. Since servers are usually only used in enterprises, the Windows server operating system is mainly used in business environments to help companies deal with Internet/intranet hosting, databases, and similar functions more effectively. Here are the key differences between a Windows server and a Windows desktop:

✦ Windows Server Supports More Memory

✦ Windows Server Uses CPUs More Efficiently

✦ More Network Connections Allowed on a Windows Server

✦ The Server OS is Configured for Background Tasks

Why Need Windows Server Cloning Software?

Since Windows servers are mainly used to run critical enterprise applications, it is very important to ensure long-term and stable operation of the server. If a clone of the Windows server operating system exists, we can quickly and efficiently restore Windows Server operating system in the event of a disaster. Another situation is that we need to migrate Windows server from one disk to another to increase storage space or get better performance, such as replacing small disk with larger disk or replacing traditional mechanical hard disk with SSD. Windows Server Cloning Software is a software specially used to clone/migrate Windows Server operating system to another disk, it can help you clone/migrate Windows server safely and effectively.

Are you looking for a free Windows cloning software to migrate/clone Windows Server OS? Hasleo Backup Suite is a professional Windows cloning software, if you need to clone or migrate Windows Server operating system to another disk, download and try it.

 

Tutorial on how to clone/migrate Windows Server with the Best Free Windows Server Cloning Software - Hasleo Backup Suite.

Step 1. Download, install and run Hasleo Backup Suite Free.

Download Best Free Windows Backup Software for Windows 10

Step 2. Click "Clone" button in the navigation bar, then click "System Backup" button in the operation area.

click system clone
 

Step 3. Hasleo Backup Suite will automatically select all partitions that need to be cloned for Windows Server migration, just click "Next".

system clone select source
 

Step 4. Choose the destination you want to clone to, then click "Next".

clone select destination

* The Keep partition layout option can ensure that the partition layout of the destination disk is exactly the same as the source disk after the cloning operation is completed.

Step 5. Adjust the size and location of the partitions according to your needs, then click "Proceed". A warning message may pop up to tell you that all data on the destination drive will be destroyed, click the "Yes" to continue if you do not have important data on the destination disk.

clone adjust partitions

* Disk alignment:

  1. 1M (Recommended): 1M alignment is a subset of 4K alignment, and partitions aligned by 1M are always 4K alignment, so it can help you get the best performance of an SSD. In Windows Vista and later OSs, partitions created using Windows Disk Management always aligned by 1M bytes, regardless of whether the disk is an SSD.
  2. 4K: Ensure that the start sector of each destination partition is always aligned by 4K bytes, which is very important for the best performance of an SSD.
  3. Cylinder: Ensure that the start sector of each destination partition always starts at the beginning of a cylinder. Windows XP and previous OSs use this alignment mode.
  4. None: The start sector of each destination partition is not aligned.

* The Sector by sector clone partiton option enables you to clone all sectors from source partition to destination partition.

Step 6. Hasleo Backup Suite starts cloning Windows Server to the destination location. Please note that the time required for cloning is related to the size of the data that needs to be cloned, so please be patient.

disk clone progress

* If you don't want to wait until the operation is finished, please check the "Shut down the computer when the operation is completed" checkbox.

Conclusion

Hasleo Backup Suite is a free Windows cloning software that can be used to clone or migrate Windows server operating systems to another disk, it is simple and effective. And Hasleo Backup Suite is a free backup and restore software for Windows, you can use it to backup and restore Windows Server OS and Windows Desktop OS.