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Planning for Storage

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

For many organizations today, data is their most important asset. Losing data can mean losing thousands or even millions of dollars in revenue. Organizations can help protect valuable data by ensuring adequate, available, and secure storage. To manage and secure data, you can use a number of technologies with the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating system, including direct-attached storage, storage area networks (SANs), network-attached storage, Windows server clusters, Volume Shadow Copy service, Distributed File System (DFS), and Automated System Recovery (ASR).

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  • For information about file servers, Distributed File System (DFS), File Replication service (FRS), Windows server clusters, NTFS file system permissions, disk quotas, shadow copies, and redundant array of independent disks (RAID) levels, see "Designing and Deploying File Servers" in this book.

  • For information about high availability planning, see "Planning for High Availability and Scalability" in this book.

  • For information about backup and recovery, see the Storage Technologies Collection of the Windows Server 2003 Technical Reference (or see the Storage Technologies Collection on the Web at

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