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Defrag Windows Server 2003

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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    ---TK---

    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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    computechdan

    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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    Jacky Howe

    Defragment your Windows Server 2003 hard drive on a set schedule

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

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    Gary Dodd

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

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    Jacky Howe

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    ---TK---

    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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    computechdan

    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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    Jacky Howe

    Defragment your Windows Server 2003 hard drive on a set schedule

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

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    Gary Dodd

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

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    Jacky Howe

    <i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>
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