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Select Disk Format or a similar item in the Operations sidebar list, or click Format the selected partition on the toolbar.

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Enter the partition label in the Format Partition window.

Manual Partition Operations

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Format Partition window Select a file system to be created on a partition after formatting.

Acronis Disk Director Server supports the following file systems (see A.9 «File System Main Specifications»):

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FAT16/FAT32, NTFS — Windows file systems Linux Ext2, Ext3, ReiserFS, Swap — Linux file systems Select cluster size (Auto, 512 bytes, 1, 2, 4… 64 KB).

Note that:

  • (1)

    The smaller the cluster size, the less disk space will be lost (see A.9.2 «FAT16» — Table 3).

  • (2)

    The smaller the cluster size, the bigger the file allocation table (FAT). The bigger the FAT, the slower the operating system works with the disk.

    • (3)

      If you select Auto, you allow Disk Director Server to automatically determine the cluster size depending on selected file system and partition size.

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    By clicking OK in the Format Partition window, you'll add the pending operation of partition formatting (your actions may only modify an existing operation. See 3.4.5 «Modifying pending operations»).

Attention! Partition formatting destroys all its data, including files and folders! Take special care when performing this operation.

Remember that each operation described must be executed by selecting Operations

Commit or clicking operations»).

Commit Pending Operations (see 3.4.4 «Performing pending

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