How to Move Windows 2012 to New Drives, Help

Hi, I have an HP Server with 2 1TB drives on RAID 1 with Windows 2012 R2 installed. I need to put in other raid array controllers on RAID 10. Is there an easy way to clone/move the current installation to this instead of putting in the drives and setting everything up again from scratch? Thanks in advance.

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Cici· Answered on Jul 31, 2023

Moving Windows Server to a new drive is a practical method for enhancing an old drive's performance. The traditional copy-and-paste method is very time-consuming and complicated. Using the backup image feature can also be very time-consuming. Don't worry. Cloning Windows 2012 to a new disk is not a difficult task. Although Windows does not provide any cloning tool, you can choose professional software that supports RAID disks.

I highly recommend using EaseUS Partition Master Server for cloning hard disks. For migrating Windows 2012 to a new disk, it offers two very powerful features: disk cloning and system cloning:

  • With System Clone, you can move only the operating system without migrating the disk.
  • With Disk Clone, you can clone the entire disk contents on Windows Server.

After cloning or migrating the operating system, you can boot Windows 2012 from the new hard disk without any problems. The following are the specific step-by-step instructions:

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Step 1. Start EaseUS Partition Master and select "Clone" on the left side.

Step 2. Select "Migrate OS" and click "Next."

Step 3. Select the target disk and click "Next."

Step 4. Preview the layout after confirming the information and click Start to start cloning.

After the cloning, go to BIOS setup and choose the new disk as the boot device.

Detailed Steps: How to Migrate Windows Server OS to a New Drive

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