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Inside Windows Storage: Server Storage Technologies for Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, and Beyond by Dilip C. Naik

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6.2. Volumes and Volume Managers

As explained earlier in this chapter, volumes are an abstraction built on top of disk partitions. The disk partitions themselves may be soft partitions (existing on dynamic disks) or hard partitions (built on top of basic disks). Volumes are implemented in the Windows Server family by a device driver generically referred to as a volume manager. Volume managers and how they fit into the Windows storage stack were discussed in Chapter 1. This section concentrates on describing the functionality of volumes in the post-Windows 2000 world and relates that functionality to the three specific volume managers that are available for the Windows operating system in the post-Windows 2000 world:

  • The FtDisk Manager that ships ...

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