By AOMEI / Last Updated February 17, 2020

The Need to Clone Windows Server 2003

Why do you want to clone Windows Server 2003? Maybe you want to clone Windows Server 2003 hard drive, because your old drive is terrible with slow writing and reading speed, and you want to clone the old drive onto a new one which is faster and better. Maybe you just want to clone a single partition important to you so as to avoid data loss, or to clone Windows Server 2003 to new drive for migrating OS.

However, the system or hard drive clone is not like the migration of other data such as videos and photos, which is just about copy and paste. So you need one professional cloning tool to help you make it. Keep reading to get the tool.

The Best Clone Software for Windows Server 2003

AOMEI Backupper Server is one professional backup, restore and clone tool designed for Server 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2019 (including R2), SBS 2003, 2008, 2011 and Windows PC systems. It provides Disk Clone, System Clone, and Partition Clone. You can choose any feature of them based on your own situation.

The biggest advantage of this Windows Server 2003 cloning software is to clone only used space, which is most helpful in many situations. For example, when you want to clone a larger HDD to smaller SSD, you can’t achieve this job directly with Windows built-in software, or you must shrink your partitions without knowing which parts are kept and this is a big risk of losing data. Therefore, you can use it to clone only used space, which means reducing the space and time by not cloning unused space of the drive so to achieve the job without data loss.

Clone Windows Server 2003 Hard Drive Step by Step Guide

Download the tool and connect another disk to your computer. Here, taking “Disk Clone” as an example to tell you how to clone Windows Server 2003 with AOMEI Backupper Server.

Note: If you cannot connect two disks to the device at the same time, you can first make a backup then restore it to your new hard drive. Its Universal Restore feature can help you easily restore the system to a machine with dissimilar hardware.

Step 1: Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Server. Select Disk Clone under Clone tab.

Choose Disk Clone

Step 2: Select the source disk (Disk 0), then click Next.

Choose Source Disk

Step 3: Select the destination disk (Disk 2), click Next.

Choose Destination Partitioned Ssd

Step 4: Confirm the settings of the source and destination disk, and then click Start Backup.

Disk Clone Preview Ssd Alignment Checked


  • You can click the button of Edit Partitions to resize the partition.

  • SSD Alignment will improve the reading and writing speed of your SSD drive, so if your destination disk is SSD, we suggest you check the option.

  • Sector By Sector Clone will clone every byte on the disk which would take a lot of time and occupy a large space. You'd better not choose this option unless you have your own reason.

Step 5: Click Finish when all the operations have been done.


AOMEI Backupper is a powerful clone software for Windows Server 2003, as you see, it can easily clone Windows Server 2003 hard drive to new HDD/SSD. In addition, you can also easily migrate Windows Server 2003 system partition only.

Furthermore, it’s also one Server backup tool that can help you create scheduled backup for your system, disk or files. In a word, it has many advantages that Windows built-in software doesn’t have, and it’s more convenient and useful. Just download AOMEI Backupper Server now, and have a free trial for 30 days.