Chapter 8: Storage Management

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Whereas disk management is all about the mechanics of configuring disks, storage management is where you actually get to use those disks for something. In this chapter we’ll cover some of the features of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 that enable you to manage storage, protect critical files, and provide versioning of shared files to protect against corruption or misadventure. Additional backup and recovery details are covered in Chapter 13, “Backing Up and Restoring Data.” But first, a word about file systems and why we care.

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The underlying file system format for Windows Small Business Server is the Microsoft Windows NT File System, or NTFS. Originally introduced with the first version of Windows NT and essentially unchanged until Microsoft Windows 2000, NTFS was substantially enhanced for Windows 2000 and then again for Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Although it is technically possible to use the old File Access Table (FAT or FAT32) file system for some of your storage with Windows Small Business Server 2003, by attaching or installing disks that have already been formatted with FAT, NTFS is the only supported file system and is necessary to support disk quotas, shadow copies, and encryption.

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Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Administrator's Companion
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Administrators Companion (Pro-Administrators Companion)
ISBN: 0735620202
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 224 © 2008-2017.
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