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Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1

What is Acronis Disk Director Server?

Acronis Disk Director Server is a complex program that includes partition manager and hard disk data editing tools. With it, you can:

  • Create hard disk partitions

  • Resize, move, split and merge partitions without data loss or destruction

  • Convert partitions to other file systems without data loss

  • Copy (move) partition contents

  • Delete partitions

  • Create, delete and resize hard disk partitions using the command-line mode

  • Recover hard disk partitions that were accidentally deleted or damaged due to a

hardware or software error

  • Format, label, assign letters, hide and unhide partitions, set active partitions and perform additional disk management operations

  • Recover boot records, files and folders structure, find lost clusters, remove viruses, etc.

Some terms of this guide might be unfamiliar. Chapter 7 «Hard Disk And File Systems» and Appendix B «Glossary» provide descriptions of some hard disk data storage components and used terms.

    • 1.2

      What s new in Acronis Disk Director Server 10.0?

      • Splitting/merging partitions

You can split a partition in two, moving the selected folders to the new partition and leaving the rest of the data on the old one. This operation can also be used for creating an empty partition from another partition’s free space. You can merge two partitions, as well, even if their file systems are different. All data will stay intact and reside on the resulting partition.

  • Exploring and managing partitions contents You can explore or manage partition contents before configuring operations on that partition directly from Acronis Disk Director Server. It enables you to copy, paste, rename and delete files and folders, create folders on the selected partition, and even edit text files.\

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