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partition

In Backup Exec, a grouping of slots in a robotic library for use in Backup Exec operations.

A divided part of a hard disk. An operating system sees a partition as a separate disk if it recognizes the file system.

A portion of a physical disk that functions as though it were a physically separate disk. Partitions can be created only on basic disks. Partitions cannot span disks; they must be contiguous regions. When a basic disk that contains partitions is upgraded to a dynamic disk, the partitions become simple volumes on the dynamic disk.

The logical areas into which a disk is divided.

The standard division of a physical disk device, as supported directly by the operating system and disk drives.

A portion of a physical disk that functions as though it were a physically separate disk. Partitions can be created only on basic disks. Partitions cannot span disks; they must be contiguous regions. When a basic disk that contains partitions is upgraded to a dynamic disk, the partitions become simple volumes on the dynamic disk.

See also Extended Partition Primary Partition, System Partition or Volume.