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Manual Partition Operations

3.

In the Create Partition window, enter a partition label and select a file system and partition type (Primary Logical) from the list; you can also enter partition size and location using a mouse or by direct input to Partition size, Unallocated space before (and Unallocated space after) fields.

As a rule, Primary is selected if a partition is to contain an operating system. If a partition is meant for data storage, Logical should be selected.

4.

Created partition parameters window By clicking OK, you'll add the pending operation of new partition creation.

The new partition structure will be graphically represented in the Acronis Disk Director Server main window.

Creating a partition in unallocated disk space in Windows 98/Me can change the order of letters assigned to other partitions. As a result, some shortcuts might stop working. A detailed discussion of partition letter assignment rules for various operating systems appears in 4.1 «Creating A New Partition».

5.1.2

Copying a partition to unallocated disk space

The reasons for copying a partition were discussed above (see 4.3 «Copying Partitions»). Partition copy can be used:

  • As a partition backup (or rather a data backup)

  • As a system partition backup if you want to upgrade the existing operating system

  • To quickly move all data from the old disk to the new

If you need to copy a partition:

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