Volume Management

The highest level of organization in the file system is the volume. A file system resides on a volume. A volume contains at least one partition, which is a logical division of a physical disk (for more information, see Disk Devices and Partitions). A volume that contains data that exists on one partition is called a simple volume, and a volume that contains data that exists on more than one partition is called a multipartition volume.

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About Volume Management

Volumes are implemented by a device driver called a volume manager.

Using Volume Management

Examples that demonstrate the use of the volume management functions.

Volume Management Reference

Elements used in volume management.

 

 

 

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