I know that in the past when you cloned a PC you can only use that clone on another PC that has the exact hardware as the one you cloned hence Clone… I have not Cloned any PCs in quite sometime and I was told that is not true anymore.
Here is what my boss wants to do:
Create a image (Clone) Windows 2000 Server that the PC (yes the hardware is a PC and not an actual server ) and copy (image it) over to a new computer (totally different hardware) and than install Windows 2003 Server on it. I say it is a waste of time and money to do it, it will not work. Who is correct? And if he is correct what software (and my boss would like it to be free software if possible) can I use to do the cloning? it will only be used once.
Also he wants to clone the server to a removable hard drive than copy it over to the new equipement…. can that be done? Does the removable hard drive have to be empty… the removable hard drive is 300 GB and has 174 gb of data on it already and what will be cloned on to it is only 4 gb..
Thanks in advance for any advice on this matter.