I have a windows 2003 web server that I would like to upgrade to windows 2008 web server.
I have thought a safe way of upgrading would be to pop out the SCSI disks (set A - 350gb) that are in there, add in some spares (set B - 35gb) I have, install 2008 on those, then when it's all fine, I would like to clone the entire drive, so set B is copied to A.
A few questions:
1) the drives are different sizes, I presume this won't matter as I'm copying to a larger drive?
2) will the copy be an exact copy, i.e. all registry settings included.
3) can you recommend some software to do this, ideally free?
Many thanks in advance.