Clone HHD raid to SSD raid on windows server 2012 R2

Jonathan Brotto 286 Reputation points
2020-12-11T23:13:43.927+00:00

I was wondering is there a tool or a way to clone a raid HHD on a raid SSD? I am using windows server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
1,543 questions
{count} votes

Accepted answer
  1. Mico Mi 1,921 Reputation points
    2020-12-18T08:19:40.267+00:00

    Hi,
    If your devices are not compatible with exFAT, NTFS is a good choice.
    To reformat in Windows:
    If you have already written any data to the drive, back it up before proceeding to the next step.
    Open Disk Management and then right-click the exFAT partition and choose Delete Volume.
    Right-click again on the unallocated partition and choose New Simple Volume.
    Follow the wizard to create a new partition and assign the volume as an NTFS.

    Thanks for your time!
    Best Regards,
    Mico Mi

    -----------------------------

    If the Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it.
    Note: Please follow the steps in our documentation to enable e-mail notifications if you want to receive the related email notification for this thread.

    0 comments No comments

5 additional answers

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2020-12-11T23:20:03.71+00:00

    Not sure what is meant? Copy the data from one to the other?


  2. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2020-12-12T00:17:48.62+00:00

    There are many cloning tools you can try, possibly some came with your new disk drive. The simplest solution may be to back up, then do a restore.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008/cc755163(v=ws.11)?redirectedfrom=MSDN

    --please don't forget to Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--


  3. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2020-12-12T00:24:26.207+00:00

    Some info here on application backup.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-r2-and-2008/dd759183(v=ws.11)

    --please don't forget to Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--


  4. Grant MacLean 6 Reputation points
    2020-12-12T01:12:01.637+00:00

    @Jonathan Brotto , consider that when you're backing up data from storage and looking to restore it, it is hardware agnostic. Whether you are backing up from four 1TB disks in RAID 0 and restoring to one 4TB disk, or vice-versa makes no difference. The restore will write the file system (NTFS, ReFS, etc.) and the data onto the logical volume presented.
    Where you are asking about restoring applications, you'll want to a complete backup (including System State) and restore. Some backup vendors offer Bare Metal Restores, whereby everything is restored without having to preconfigure the recovery server. Alternatively, it's possible to with most vendors to build the server 'vanilla' install the Backup client and then run the restore to complete the reconfiguration. It all depends on the backup facilities you have, but following DR guides from the vendor should keep you right.