Relevant information regarding Backup Technology.
This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.
Master Boot Record
Protective Master Boot Record
64 byte Partition Table
Backup GUID Partition Entry Array
2 byte stop code
Backup GUID Partition Table Header
Max 4 Primary Partitions
Max 128 Primary Partitions
Max Disk Size 2TB (1024^4)
Max Disk Size 9,4 ZiB (1024^7)
Faster Read/Write I/O
Faster Read I/O
Basic or Dynamic Disk?
Default disktype is basic.
Basic can be converted to Dynamic with no data loss.
Dynamic to basic conversion will lose ALL data
Local Disk Manager (LDM) Database replicated among disks with Dynamic disks.
Creates a full Backup and is time consuming.
Creates a backup of everything with Archivebit. Every incremental backup has to be restored in order. Quick at making backups.
Creates a backup of everything with archivebit. Quick at restoring. Usually created daily and is abit slower than incremental.
Copies everything. It is like a snapshot.
Max File Size
Max Volume Size
64KB * 2^64
File Allocation Table and is a filesystem like NTFS, though it's older.
Is also a File Allocation Table, but a 32-bit version.
New Technology File System, and supports: file encryption etc. It is the most common filesytem.
Resilient File System and is Microsoft newest filesystem. ReFS includes security and control of corrupt files.
Diskpart's GUI "Twin"
Is a CMD-Utility to create Partitions, create/delete/alter volumes
Quota og FSRM
File Server Resource Manager
Filter for allowed files, and is able to exclude file types.
(ex. .Exe files)
Puts a quota on users or volumes. Only works on NTFS
Tracks storage and warns when the quota limit is breached.
Tracks Storage and denies data after limit has been hit.
Quota Group Policies
Contains 1 file system.
Can be divided into multiple logical partitions (Limited to Drive Letters A-Z)
Also contains 1 file systems.
VSS (Volume Shadow copy Service)
VSS operates in the Block Level of Volumes.
One of the features of Shadow Copy is that it allows the administrator to take backup of files and programs that are currently being used.