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1.1 Glossary

The following terms are defined in [MS-FSCC]:


The following terms are defined in [MS-GLOS]:

globally unique identifier (GUID)
mount point
reparse point
symbolic link

The following terms are specific to this document:

Alternate Data Stream: A named data stream that is part of a file or directory, which can be opened independently of the default data stream. Many operations on an alternate data stream affect only that stream and not other streams or the file or directory as a whole.

Backup: The act of copying data (usually files) to some other storage media in case of equipment failure or other catastrophic event.

Compression Unit: A segment of a stream that the object store can compress, encrypt, or make sparse independently of other segments of the same stream.

Default Data Stream: The unnamed data stream in a non-directory file. Many operations on a default data stream affect the file as a whole.

Restore: The act of copying data (usually files) back to its original storage location from some other storage media after some form of data loss.

Software Defect Management: A mechanism for the object store to manage and remap defective blocks on removable rewritable media (such as CD-RW, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW).<1>

WinPE: Windows Pre-installation Environment.

MAY, SHOULD, MUST, SHOULD NOT, MUST NOT: These terms (in all caps) are used as described in [RFC2119]. All statements of optional behavior use either MAY, SHOULD, or SHOULD NOT.

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