Chp06 - Managing Disks and Data Storage

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70-290: MCSE Guide to Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, Enhanced Chapter 6: Managing Disks and Data Storage
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 2 Objectives 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 2003
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 3 Objectives (continued) Determine disk and volume status information and import foreign disks Maintain disks on a Windows Server 2003 system using a variety of native utilities
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 4 Disk 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 disk
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 5 Basic 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 drive
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 6 Primary 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 storage
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 7 Extended 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 letter
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 8 Volume 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 create
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 9 Dynamic 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 computer
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Guide to MCSE 70-290, Enhanced 10 Simple 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) A spanned volume: Space in 2 to 32 dynamic disks Treated as a single volume Allows you to maximize use of scattered space across several disks
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course 70-290 MCS 70-290 taught by Professor None during the Three '10 term at University of Sydney.

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