I'm setting up a 2012 essentials server.
I purchased it with 2 500gb hard drives mirrored and chose not to partion it.
it a dell t110II and had 3 partitions, one that is 39MB, another that is a recovery partition and the system drive C
After seeing some warning about having server folders on the system drive I shrunk it.
I now have a 210GB "E" logical drive that is on an extended partition I created with the space I gained by shrinking C.
Im not too familiar with different kinds of partitions and how they may affect me so I thought I'd ask.
I'm planning to put data in the drive that's on the extended partition.
I just want to make sure there are no hidden catches that will affect me by using an extended partition and logical drive in server 2012 essential.
I just want everything to work as expected, like the servers backup utility etc.