Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

simple dynamic volume

A simple dynamic volume consists of a single contiguous region (or subdisk) on a single physical disk. Simple dynamic volumes can be extended or mirrored. A simple volume can be extended within the same disk or onto additional disks.

When a basic disk with a partition is upgraded, the partition becomes a simple volume. An extended partition on a basic disk also becomes a simple volume when the disk is upgraded to dynamic.

A simple dynamic volume consists of a single contiguous region (or subdisk) on a single physical disk.

Simple dynamic volumes can be extended or mirrored. You can extend a simple volume within the same disk or onto additional disks.

When a basic disk with a partition is upgraded, the partition becomes a simple volume. An extended partition on a basic disk also becomes a simple volume when the disk is upgraded to dynamic.