Usually, there are two situations that users need to backup system disk. One is upgrading disk (clone to a new bigger same disk or clone to a new different disk), the other is rescuing data.
Over the life cycle of a Microsoft Windows operating system, you may have to restore a system state backup that is installed on one computer to the same physical computer or even to a different physical computer. Recovering from the following events may require a restore operation:
You can restore a system state backup from one physical computer to the same physical computer or another computer that has the same model, and configuration (identical hardware).
Microsoft does not support restoring a system state backup from one computer to a second computer of a different make, model, or hardware configuration. Microsoft will only provide commercially reasonable efforts to support this process. Even if the source and destination computers seem to be identical makes and models, there may be driver, hardware, or firmware differences between the source and destination computers. So if someone want clone his 2008 Server system state to a new different hardware, he must consider one third part clone software to help him perform this task.
Cloning your current system to dissimilar computer with all programs and installed applications saved is a tedious work that usually takes a lot of time and efforts and everyone wants to make it as simple as possible. EaseUS Todo Backup represents one of the best solutions: Recover to dissimilar hardware to transfer system to different computers efficiently without reinstalling operating system and applications.
Recover to dissimilar hardware function will clone system to a hardware platform with a dissimilar processor, different motherboard or a different mass storage device, as well as ensure the server or workstation can boot its operating system normally after a restoration/deployment.
Step-by-step tutorial: How to clone Server 2008 to different hardware?