Windows Server 2003 Environment Chapter 06

Windows Server 2003 - 70-290 MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 EnvironmentChapter 6 Managing Disks and Data Storage70-290 MCSE

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Unformatted text preview: 70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 EnvironmentChapter 6: Managing Disks and Data Storage70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Wi2Objectives•Understand concepts related to disk management•Manage partitions and volumes on a Windows Server 2003 system•Understand the purpose of mounted drives and how to implement them•Understand the fault tolerant disk strategies natively supported in Windows Server 200370-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Wi3Objectives (continued)•Determine disk and volume status information and import foreign disks•Maintain disks on a Windows Server 2003 system using a variety of native utilities70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Wi4Disk Management Concepts•Windows Server 2003 supports two data storage types:•Basic disks•Uses traditional disk management techniques•Has primary partitions, extended partitions, logical drives•Dynamic disks•Does not use traditional disk partitioning•No restriction on number of volumes implemented on one disk70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Wi5Basic Disks•Maximum of four primary partitions or three primary and one extended partition on a disk•Each primary partition:•Can use FAT, FAT32, or NTFS file system•Has a drive letter•Boot partition•Operating system files reside on boot partition•Can be located on a primary partition or logical drive70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Wi6Primary Partitions•A basic drive must contain at least one and no more than four primary partitions•One partition is the system (or active) partition •Contains files to start operating system•Usually drive C on Windows•Can also be used for traditional data storage70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Wi7Extended Partitions and Logical Drives•An extended partition:•Is created from free hard disk space that is not partitioned, formatted, or assigned a drive letter•Allows you to extend the four-partition limit•Can be divided into logical drives•Each drive is then formatted and assigned a drive letter70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Wi8Volume Sets and Stripe Sets•Only on Windows NT Server 4.0•Volume set•Two or more partitions combined to look like one volume with a single drive letter•Stripe set•Two or more disks striped for RAID level 0 or 5•Windows Server 2003 and 2000 provide backward compatibility•Can use but not create70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Wi9Dynamic Disks•Can set up a large number of volumes per disk•Volumes are similar to partitions but with additional capabilities•Reasons to implement dynamic disks include•Can extend NTFS volumes•Can configure RAID volumes for fault tolerance and performance•Can reactivate missing or offline disks•Can change disk settings with restarting computer70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Wi10Simple Volume and Spanned Volume•A simple volume:•Dedicated, formatted portion of space on a dynamic disk•NTFS volumes can be extended (not system or boot)...
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Windows Server 2003 - 70-290 MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 EnvironmentChapter 6 Managing Disks and Data Storage70-290 MCSE

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