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    My Windows2003 Server has a disk with 3 partitions which is 150GB in size, in order to increase the size of the HDD, I want to replace it with a bigger one 1TB.

    My 150GB has the following partitions:
    - C 10GB Boot System NTFS
    - E 42GB Data NTFS
    - F 98GB Data NTFS

    What is the best tool and way to clone this small disk to my new disk copying all the data and system files?

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    Re: Cloning a Hard Disk

    A little while ago, I found a complimentary version of easeus partition manager. it would do what you want. (and i do mean complimentary, not pirated)
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      Re: Cloning a Hard Disk

      Originally posted by tehcamel View Post
      (and i do mean complimentary, not pirated)
      So it said nice things to you while making you walk the plank?

      Just check it supports server OSes -- many cloning tools come in (cheap) Workstation and (very expensive) server versions

      If you have access to the Server 2008 WAIK you have ImageX which will clone to a WIM file
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        Re: Cloning a Hard Disk

        Originally posted by tehcamel View Post
        A little while ago, I found a complimentary version of easeus partition manager. it would do what you want. (and i do mean complimentary, not pirated)
        A little while ago, I found that the free version is not for Server, but for XP, Windows7 etc

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          Re: Cloning a Hard Disk

          I haven't used it but a quick look seems to convey that Clonezilla SE will do what you want.
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            Re: Cloning a Hard Disk

            Why not using DD using a Ubuntu Live CD or so?
            Test any utility first though, but you might like this video...
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq7u50eUoIU
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