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MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell by Paul Murphy, Michael Moncur

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Managing Disk Storage

Basic Disks

Disks are divided into partitions.
Primary partition: One active per disk; bootable; one drive letter.
Extended partition: Uses space not used by primary; one per disk; divided into logical drives; not bootable.

Dynamic Disks

Each disk is a single partition; contains one or more volumes.
Simple volumes: FAT, FAT32, or NTFS; can be resized dynamically.
Spanned volumes: Treat 2-32 disks as single volume; data stored sequentially; not fault tolerant.
Striped volumes: Treat 2-32 disks as single volume; data is interleaved between disks; not fault tolerant; faster speed.

Disk Quotas

Can be set for all users or individual users
Set from Quota tab of Disk Properties
Quota Entries window displays quotas; monitors users

EFS (Encrypted Filesystem)

Dynamically encrypts files with public-key encryption.
Files are decrypted dynamically when accessed by valid user.
Set for folders in General tab of Properties.
Decrypt by turning off encryption option.

Backup Types

Normal (full backup)

Backs up all of the files on the volume, regardless of when files were modified, and clears the archive bits

Incremental backup

Backs up all of the files that have been modified since the last backup and clears the archive bits

Differential backup

Backs up all of the files changed since the last full backup; does not clear the archive bits

Copy

Similar to a full backup, but does not clear the archive bits

Daily copy

Backs up all files modified on the current date; does not modify archive bits

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