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Defrag Windows Server 2003

By Gary Dodd ·
Hi all, is it good practice to defrag C: on Server 2003? I have been told that you should not defrag 2003 for various reasons so I just wanted to get your opinon.

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durring down time....

by ---TK--- In reply to Defrag Windows Server 200 ...

I don't see why not... I would recommend doing it when there is zero activity on the server, IE: over the weekend or at night.

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certianly

by computechdan In reply to Defrag Windows Server 200 ...

it benefits any box to defrag it regularly

in fact if your server has specific times where it is under no or low load, you can schedule the defrag

make a new text file and type this into it:

defrag c: < or whatever drive u wish

then save it as a .cmd file and schedule it

you can also do multiple drives like this:

defrag c:
defrag d:
defrag e:


in order to save as .cmd you will have to have the folder option "hide extensions" unchecked

alternately, just as an FYI

you can create from a dos window as well

type:
copy con whatever.cmd [ENTER]
defrag c:
defrag d: [F6][ENTER]

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TR Article

by Jacky Howe In reply to Defrag Windows Server 200 ...

Defragment your Windows Server 2003 hard drive on a set schedule

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/datacenter/?p=169

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Thanks

by Gary Dodd In reply to TR Article

Hi all, thanks for all your reply's. I will set up a scheduled defrag.

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Good idea

by Jacky Howe In reply to Thanks

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