Best server cloning software on the market

Posted on 2011-10-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi guys,

Can anyone recommend some good server RAID 0 / 1 / 5 cloning software similar to Symantec Ghost but with fewer limitations. I deally, purpose built for server cloning.

Is it even possible to take an image of a whole server in a RAID configuration?

I've done some googling and found this:
but there are no user reviews

Looking for recommendations from anyone who has successfully cloned servers (particulary SBS 2003/2008/2011) from / to diferent hardware types / brands.


Question by:mk9
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    We used Backup Exec System Recovery for this kind of clone.

    You can restore on different hardware without problem.

    I don't have particular recommandations as it's a very intuituve interface.
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    You can try Acronis Echo Enterprise Server
    Very powerful and reliable. I have tried cloning a database server with oracle to a workstation and it worked like charm
    Acronis comes with a feature called universal restore, which helps you to deploy image of a server to any workstation available and be on track in shortest amount of time :)
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    There are several products out there but if cloning/backing up SBS I strongly recomend an SBS specific version. Acronis, and Symantec have these and they are actually a little lest than the other server versions if you include the option to be able to restore to different hardware. However my and many other SBS "Experts" fist choice would be:
    It has a HIR (Hardware Independant Restore) feature that works very well when restoring to different hardware or to a virtual environment.

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