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Designing Storage for Exchange 2007 SP1 by Juergen Hasslauer, Pierre Bijaoui

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Chapter 4. Windows Storage

You have learned the basic concept of I/O systems and we have discussed the different storage technologies you can use with Exchange servers. Regardless of whether you go with a Fibre Channel attached storage array or with Direct Attached Storage (DAS) you have to make the disks available to the Windows operating system. In this chapter, we describe technologies to manage disk storage using Windows management applications. We describe the things you have to consider when you create a file system on top of the raw disks presented to your server.

Figure 4-1 shows the Windows Storage Stack and whether the components we will discuss in the following sections are implemented in user mode or in the kernel of the operating ...

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