Windows Thread, worst fragmentation ever? in Technical; major whoops. Just discovered our backup server backup drive volume is 80%! fragmented.
thats a 1.6tb volume 73% used 591,193 ...
6th November 2009, 12:06 PM #1
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
6th November 2009, 12:10 PM #2
6th November 2009, 01:18 PM #3
use a better defragger like diskkeeper.
6th November 2009, 01:21 PM #4
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.
6th November 2009, 01:21 PM #5
I presume you ran a checkdisk/scandisk first? Always important you do this!
6th November 2009, 01:22 PM #6
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.
6th November 2009, 01:24 PM #7
We defrag all our machines and servers daily to stop this. It doesn't take long at all when you keep ontop of it
6th November 2009, 01:24 PM #8
Put some SSD's into it and then defrag won't matter
Last edited by DAckroyd; 6th November 2009 at 01:25 PM.
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6th November 2009, 01:44 PM #9
We have a scripted defrag here too, take a few seconds and keeps them relativly free from large fragments. Well worth setting up.
6th November 2009, 01:48 PM #10
I wish this was cheap enough to be possible solution.
Originally Posted by DAckroyd
Originally Posted by rvdmast
Other idea, MOVE TO LINUX!
6th November 2009, 02:14 PM #11
With the speed of todays processors, hard drives and the busses does fragmentation really matter?
6th November 2009, 02:19 PM #12
To steal a well known supermarket's slogan - "Every little helps"
Originally Posted by plexer
6th November 2009, 02:23 PM #13
I've just put SSDs in my Sims and Profile servers. Massive improvement but time will tell on the reliability.
Originally Posted by matt40k
160gb Intel X-25M are about £300 these days, well worth the investment I reckon.
6th November 2009, 02:46 PM #14
For SIMS, yer £300 isn't bad. But for a backup server? Not yet.
6th November 2009, 03:17 PM #15
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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