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Why FAT for drive D instead of NTFS?

I'm in a CIPT class and we just talked about the fact that drive D on the CallManager server is FAT. I'm not a Windows guy so I don't understand why this is the case. Why is a Windows 2000 server using a FAT partition for anything? Why isn't it an NTFS partition?

Thanks!

John

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Re: Why FAT for drive D instead of NTFS?

Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98 support only the file allocation table (FAT) and the newer FAT32 file systems to format disks. The NTFS file system offers several advantages over the FAT and FAT32 file.

The NTFS file system is generally not compatible with other operating systems installed on the same computer.

Blue

Re: Why FAT for drive D instead of NTFS?

the D: is the STI_DATA drive which contains basic information about the servers configuration settings.

this can be used by a non NTFS system to read that config data incase it is needed as in a crashed C: drive, etc.

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