Logical disk manager (ldm)
The Windows Logical Disk Manager, is commonly abbreviated to LDM.
According to TECHNET:
The location of the database is determined by the partition style of the disk.
- On MBR disks, the database is contained in the last 1 megabyte (MB) of the disk.
- On GPT disks, the database is contained in a 1-MB reserved (hidden) partition known as the Logical Disk Manager (LDM) Metadata partition.
Types of dynamic volumes
- Simple volume
- Spanned volume
- Striped volume
- Mirrored volume (Server editions of Windows 2000, Windows 2003)
- RAID-5 volume (Server editions of Windows 2003)
- Basic and Dynamic Disks, by Microsoft
- What Are Dynamic Disks and Volumes?, by Microsoft, March 2003
- Dynamic disks and volumes, by Microsoft, January 2005
- Logical Disk Manager documentation