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    • What is a CDFS?

      What is a CDFS?

      The term CDFS (CD File System) is used for both the Linux and Windows Operating Systems (OSs). CDFS is a file system that was created for Linux in 1999 and exports all boot images and tracks on a CD as normal files. On the Windows OS, CDFS is the driver file that is used to

    • How to Configure NTFS Quotas

      How to Configure NTFS Quotas

      Use disk quotas to manage storage growth in distributed environments. Disk quotas allow you to allocate available disk space to users based on the files and folders that they own. Windows 2003 disk quotas track and control disk space usage on a per-user, per-partition basis. Characteristics of Windows 2003 Server Disk Quotas Disk usage is

    • What Are Dynamic Disks?

      What Are Dynamic Disks?

      What are Dynamic Disks A dynamic disk refers to a hard drive that can be altered at any time to include additional partitions or volumes. This differs from basic disks that only include standard and extended partitions that are setup when the disk is first formatted. Dynamic disks can handle all of the following volumes.

    • What is a GPT Protective Partition?

      What is a GPT Protective Partition?

      A GPT protective partition is a partition on a hard drive that a GUID Partition Table protects. A partition is a continuous area of storage space on a hard drive that is separated from the rest of the hard drive and acts as its own storage device. A GPT protective partition cannot be deleted or

    • How to Convert FAT32 to NTFS

      How to Convert FAT32 to NTFS

      DISCLAIMER: This is a one way process and all steps must be taken to ensure that data is backed up before attempting. The author is in no way responsible for loss of data or damage to disk, data, and the computer as a whole. Before beginning, become familiar with the following terms : FAT :

    • NTFS Permissions

      NTFS Permissions

      An Overview of NTFS In order to store data on a local partition on a Windows server, you have to format it with a file system. The system that you use influences the manner in which data is stored on the disk. It also specifies the security that can be defined for folders and files

    • NTFS File Compression

      NTFS File Compression

      One feature available when you format a volume with the NTFS file system is file compression. NTFS compression can only be applied to a partition or volume that is formatted with the NTFS file system. Through NTFS, you can create additional storage space for files by compressing either single files, or all files in a

    • Understanding Volume Shadow Copies

      Understanding Volume Shadow Copies

      Volume Shadow Copies Overview Volume shadow copies, a new Windows Server 2003 feature, are used to create copies of files at a specific point in time, or set time interval. Shadow copies can only be created on NTFS volumes to create automatic backups of files or data per volume. When enabled, the Shadow copies feature

    • The File Allocation Table (FAT) File Systems

      The File Allocation Table (FAT) File Systems

      Understanding the FAT File Systems The FAT file system was initially introduced with the MS-DOS operating system (OS) when hard disks were generally much smaller, and the structure of folders was not as intricate as it is in networks today. The FAT file system continues to be supported by each Microsoft OS since its advent.

    • Encrypting File System (EFS)

      Encrypting File System (EFS)

      An Overview of EFS Encrypting File System (EFS) enables users to encrypt files and folders, and entire data drives on NTFS formatted volumes. NTFS enables you to set permissions on files and folders on an NTFS formatted volume which controls access to these files and folders. EFS enables you to encrypt files and folders to

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