I have disk with Windows Server 2008 R2. I want to create image\clone of this disk. I want to be able to do that from OS.

So I want to clone disk I am currently booted from to another disk. Then I want to boot from this cloned disk.

Is it possible to make bootable disk image\clone from OS level ? What is the best way\tool to achieve this ?


The first solutions : you can use Hirens Tool or Norton Ghost or Acronis True image or G4L Ghost 4 Linux 0.34a

second : you cant use from standard solutions and tools that Microsoft suggested

like sysprep.exe , imagex.exe to create WIM IMAGE attend and unattend installation, WDS , SCCM

third : use another virtualization like vmware vsphere (ESXi5) to clone ...

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    +1 Acronis True Image looks fine. Just read on Wiki "The program can back up a system hard drive while the OS is running". – rumburak Oct 28 '12 at 4:52
  • ok thanks. but with hirens boot cd version 10 you can find bootable version of that. – saber tabatabaee yazdi Oct 28 '12 at 5:34
  • @ saber tabatabaee yazdi : True Image is not for Windows Server just for workstation. – rumburak Oct 31 '12 at 5:55

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