I have a test environment where I converted a disk to dynamic, shrunk a volume, and then expanded another all on the same disk. The result is that disk management in Windows Server 2008 R2 shows two separate partitions in the volume,
Backup (G:) 6.21 GB NTFS and
Backup (G:) 30.74 GB NTFS. Is this functioning as designed and what is the reason for this? In the past on a basic disk shrinking a volume and extending another would add the shrank and unformatted volume to the same "selection" for the disk, but now they are separate yet add up to the same amount of storage on the partition. Is this because the extended space on the original partition is logical in nature?