ReFS vs NTFS vs EFS

Posted: June 24, 2012 in Analysis
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ReFS which was first introduced in Windows Server 2012 was the next generation file system that are supported. It offer a lot of features that is beneficial to the corporate in term of hosting critical data application. What it mean to NTFS?. It is not going to be replaced the current file system structure, I will explain in detail why and there are some limitation it can. On top of that as well there are some features have been removed and it have been replaced with a new one.

What is so special about ReFS is , the disk will be online all the time. This is to ensure there a protection for any data corruption to the data. In case it have, it have a built in mechanism that provide self healing. The advanced file system NTFS still need to be in place to support these. One thing that you must make sure before you deploy ReFS is, the file system only support on Windows Server 2012 as well as Windows 8. The rest of the operating system is not supported yet, but however it might have a change. Let see what Microsoft offer when the product it is release in production.

On top of that also, the ReFS doesn’t support EFS but In Windows Server 2012, it does provide bitlocker which could encrypt the volume it self, it have a bit different that the previous version as this version during the encryption it only encrypted the portion that the data it reside.

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