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NTFS File System Internals
Topic Area:
Track: Windows NT
Topic: Performance & Tuning
Type:  Breakout Session

Schedule:
11/11/99   10:00 AM     Duration: 90 Min.     Room: 14A

Presenter:
John Joseph
Director of Product Development, Executive Software International, Inc.  

Abstract:
This session discusses the internal disk organization of NTFS (New Technology File System) partitions running under Windows NT.Special emphasis is made on the details of NTFS that affect disk performance, including volume fragmentation and defragmentation. This session explains why certain partition setup decisions are better than others, what to avoid in order to maintain peak performance, and what to do in order to ensure that the disk can be optimally defragmented. Specifics about file allocation, directory structure, and other NTFS on-disk structures are presented at a level sufficient to provide a thorough understanding of how NTFS works, giving you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about how NTFS is used on your systems. This presentation answers the common questions system administrators ask regarding NTFS and how it is best used...and abused.

Objectives:
Optimal ways to set up an NTFS volume for peak performance.
 
Ways to ensure an NTFS volume can be defragmented.
 
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Prerequisites for attendees:

Required Skill Level:
Intermediate
Assumes general knowledge of topic, familiarity w/basic terms & procedures

                                                                                                                                                                           

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