Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 File Systems
Applies to the "Configure Server Roles and Features" objective of Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.
Q: A company's server administration team would like to take advantage of the newest file systems available with Windows Server 2012. The team needs a file system capable of managing extremely large data drives that can auto-detect data corruption and automatically perform needed repairs without taking a volume offline.
Which file system should the server administration team choose?
Answer and explanation are below.
Answer is D. The ReFS (Resilient File System) is capable of managing extremely large data drives (1 YB Yottabyte), can auto-detect data corruption, and automatically perform needed repairs without taking the volume offline.
Quick Tip: The command fsutil fsinfo volumeinfo x: will display the volume file system. ReFS is only intended for data drives and not compatible with all Windows Server 2012 file system technologies, however it is compatible with the new Storage Spaces.
Bonus Question: : Which tool available with Windows Server 2012 can be used to monitor network performance when using Hyper-V? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!) (Check in next week's edition for the answer.)
Answer to bonus question from last time: Access-Based Enumeration (ABE) restricts users from viewing all directory structures when accessing file shares, and displays only files and folders the user is permitted to access.
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