Whenever I need to clone a server to new server hardware, it sometimes goes easily and sometimes it is a nightmare. I typically use either Backup Exec System Recovery or Acronis. Very often, when restoring a BESR or Acronis image, the restore will succeed but then I won't be able to boot into the OS because it bluescreens and reboots immediately and no amount of installation CD repair will recover it.
The other problem is that I often cannot find the drivers I need for the new server hardware. The Acronis CD is BartPE (XP), and so often there are no XP drivers for server RAID hardware. The same is true of the BESR restore CD... often there are no drivers that work with it and the destination hardware, so I can't restore.
I'm hoping somebody like me who clones servers to new hardware all the time has figured out a better process. What process do you use? What process works most reliably for you, with the fewest headaches? Many thanks.