By Dylan / Last Updated April 23, 2020

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Why clone Windows Server 2019?

Windows Server 2019 is the latest version of Server. Now more and more people choose Server 2019 as their system. And the increasing number of Windows Server 2019 users creates more demands of cloning Windows Server 2019 to HDD/SSD.

  • Pursue better OS loading and running performance. And after long-term use, Windows Server 2019 might run slowly on the small old HDD. And you can clone HDD to SSD to upgrade your hard disk to reduce OS boot time and improve computer performance.

  • Migrate OS to new computer. If you have a new computer, and you want it running with the same system, then you need to migrate Windows Server to the new computer.

  • Back up Windows Server. Sometimes, a computer can encounter various boot issues. You can clone OS to HDD/SSD to make a preparation for this.

Pick up the best Server OS cloner to clone Windows Server

To migrate Windows server 2019 to HDD/SSD successfully, you can turn to the best cloner for Windows Server-AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition, which is specialized for Server OS users. And it owns lots of merits making cloning Windows Server operating system easily and safely.

You can click the following button to download the Server Demo version to have a try.

  • It supports various Windows systems. You can not only clone Server 2019, Server 2016, Server 2012, Server 2008, and so on but also clone Windows 10/8/7, Windows XP.

  • It supports cloning larger disk to smaller disk. If your new hard disk (especially the SSD) is smaller than the old hard disk, this feature is necessary for you, as long as the available space on the new hard drive is not smaller than the used space of old drive.

  • It supports both cloning system partition and cloning entire system disk. According to your need, you can choose “migrate OS to SSD” or “Disk clone” to clone either only Windows Server partition or whole Server OS hard drive.

  • It supports clone OS between different partition table disk. It can clone OS from MBR to MBR, GPT disk to MBR, MBR to GPT disk, and GPT to GPT. if your new hard drive has a different partition table with the old one.

Refer to the following content, we will demonstrate both steps to clone only Windows Server 2019 partition to SSD/HDD and clone the entire Windows Server 2019 hard disk to SSD/HDD.

How to clone only Windows Server 2019 partition to SSD/HDD?

Now, insert new HDD or SSD to your computer, and follow this tutorial of only copying Windows Server system partition.

Step 1. Install, and open AOMEI Partition Assistant, click “All Tools” > “Migrate OS to SSD” and click “Next” in the pop-up note window.

Migrate Os To Ssd

Step 2. Choose an unallocated space on the destination disk, and click “Next”.

Select Unallocated Space

Step 3. Through dragging slide bar, you can resize the partition on the destination disk. If you don’t need to, just click “Next”.

Resize Partition

Step 3. Read the boot note, disconnect the source disk, or exchange the connection socket of source disk and destination disk when you encounter boot issue, and click “Finish”.

Boot Note

Step 4. Browse the pending operation, and click “Apply”> “Proceed” in the main interface.

Proceed

How to clone the entire Windows Server 2019 hard disk to SSD/HDD?

If you want to migrate Server system partitions and other data partitions on the old disk, you can entirely make use of “Disk Clone Wizard”.

Step 1. Open AOMEI Partition Assistant Server, and right-click the system disk, and choose “clone Disk”.

Select Copy Disk

Step 2. Choose a clone way, here we recommend “Clone Disk Quickly” which only clone used space, and it takes less time. And click “Next”.

Disk Copying Methods

✍Note: “Sector-by-Sector Clone” will clone all sectors to SSD/HDD, and the SSD/HDD has to be larger than or equal to the old disk.

Step 3. Choose the new disk as the destination disk, and tick “Optimize the performance of SSD”, and click “Next”.

Select Destination Disk

Step 4. You can adjust partition size on the destination disk. when you finish, click “Next”.

Edit Partition Size

Step 5. Read the boot note about how to deal with boot problem, and click “Finish”.

Boot Note

Step 5. Check the pending operation, and click “Apply” > “Proceed” to start clone Windows Server system disk.

Proceed

How to boot from new SSD/HDD?

After migrating Windows Server to a new hard drive, you have to set it as the boot drive if two hard drives are connecting to computer.

Step 1. Power on computer, press the function key (F2, F3, F5, ESC) when you see the first screen, and enter “BIOS Setup”.

Step 2. And choose “Change boot order” then set the cloned new hard drive as boot drive.

✍Note: Different computers can have a different specific function key to enter BIOS setup. Generally, the function key will be shown on the bottom of the first screen when starting up computer. Or you can Google your computer brand to know it.

Step 3. Press “Enter” or follow the instruction on the right side of the window to save the operation. Restart your computer, and it can boot from SSD successfully.

Conclusion

As you see, AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you to clone Windows Server 2019 to SSD/HDD easily and safely. Based on your need, you can choose cloning system partition or entire disk to another hard drive. And AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is more than a Windows Server cloner, you can move/split/resize partition, convert file system of disk, align SSD after cloning.

What’s more, there is AOMEI Partition Assistant Technician Edition for IT professionals, system administrators, technicians. It includes all features, and one license can be used by unlimited company machines and individuals.