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How to clone MS Windows 2008 R2 64-bit Server?

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This is to clone the both drives: C: and D: drives on the win2008 r2 server. I don't have any cloning software in hand. BTW, can I use Clonezilla to clone it? or any way to download free version or 30-day trial copies of acronis of partition magic in the Internet? If Clonezilla is workable, please show step-by-step.

Thanks in advance.
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There is any reason for which you don't want to use the "included" backup utility and then "restore" it on another machine?... :)
Except the  "multicasting" option of some 3rd party utilities the backup could be done over the network (if needed) and also restore through the network.

The rest of "warnings" regarding Computer Name, IP's, etc. were already explained by rindi.
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You didn't clarify if you want to clone it on the same machine or clone it to dissimilar hardware. This is important. So please provide additional info.

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Just to restore if any thing happens to my server...
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For that I'd just use the builtin backup utility.
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Yeah, built in Windows Backup tool must serve ok. It will save the backup into vhd file and let you restore in case something goes wrong. Cloning is not the best approach IMO.

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good