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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Overview of Windows Server 2003 File Systems

A file system is a little like a commercial real estate agent. It acts as a broker between a lessor who has space available and a lessee who wants that space. In the case of a file system, the storage system determines what space is available, and applications are the lessees that want a piece of that space.

As administrators, we need to know enough about the elements of a file system transaction so we can spec out our storage needs and anticipate where problems might occur. This means we need to know details about certain disk structures that support file system operations:

  • Sectors. These form the basic divisions of data on a disk. Sector location is determined by the disk geometry and is fixed by ...

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