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    worst fragmentation ever?

    major whoops. Just discovered our backup server backup drive volume is 80%! fragmented.

    thats a 1.6tb volume 73% used 591,193 files in 60,919 folders

    trying to de-fragment it but it's slow going. it managed 2% overnight

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    YIKES!

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    use a better defragger like diskkeeper.

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    don't bother, you'll spent days defragmenting, and one night of backup jobs later it'll be the same...and it really doesn't make restore/backup jobs, that take a lot of time anyway, much faster.

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    I presume you ran a checkdisk/scandisk first? Always important you do this!

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    Our backup exec box did this regularly, we found it to be to do with the size (we'd been using 50GB) disk back up files.

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    We defrag all our machines and servers daily to stop this. It doesn't take long at all when you keep ontop of it

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    Put some SSD's into it and then defrag won't matter
    Last edited by DAckroyd; 6th November 2009 at 01:25 PM. Reason: missing a P

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    We have a scripted defrag here too, take a few seconds and keeps them relativly free from large fragments. Well worth setting up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAckroyd View Post
    Put some SSD's into it and then defrag won't matter
    I wish this was cheap enough to be possible solution.

    Quote Originally Posted by rvdmast View Post
    don't bother, you'll spent days defragmenting, and one night of backup jobs later it'll be the same...and it really doesn't make restore/backup jobs, that take a lot of time anyway, much faster.
    Agreed.

    Other idea, MOVE TO LINUX!

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    With the speed of todays processors, hard drives and the busses does fragmentation really matter?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    With the speed of todays processors, hard drives and the busses does fragmentation really matter?

    Ben
    To steal a well known supermarket's slogan - "Every little helps"

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    I wish this was cheap enough to be possible solution.
    I've just put SSDs in my Sims and Profile servers. Massive improvement but time will tell on the reliability.

    160gb Intel X-25M are about 300 these days, well worth the investment I reckon.

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    For SIMS, yer 300 isn't bad. But for a backup server? Not yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    With the speed of todays processors, hard drives and the busses does fragmentation really matter?

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    i cottoned on to it when it took a suspiciously long time to install some windows updates. the c: drive was like 40% fragmented too :-S

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