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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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6.8. Summary

Windows NT releases have shown a steady progression of new storage-related features. Windows 2000 introduced dynamic disks that allow file system volumes to be managed online without application access to the volume being interrupted.

NTFS is a rich file system that added more features with Windows 2000. NTFS volumes can now be encrypted, thus preventing unauthorized access even when the disk volume is accessed via a different file system. Another notable feature is the change log journal that allows storage applications such as a replication agent or a Hierarchical Storage Management application to quickly and efficiently identify all files and directories that have been changed. NTFS in Windows 2000 also implements reparse points, ...

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