Cleaning up servers

By ndveitch ·
Hi There,

I would like to find out about cleaning up my servers. Would it be a bad idea to run a defrag on a NAS drive that I have.

Over the last few weeks i have noticed a slow down in network speed and my NAS drive is used by all the staff to store and change documents. I was thinking if it might be a good idea to maybe run some sort of defrag on the drive after I have cleaned it up a bit.

Is it recommended or would it be a bad idea?

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Well I'm not really sure what you mean by Clean Up

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Cleaning up servers

But with all Windows Platforms and here I'm assuming that the Servers are running some form of Windows it is necessary to run a array of software to keep them clean.

As for running Defrag on the NAS this wouldn't hurt one little bit either. But to how you do this it all depends on the NAS itself.

As for Network Speed you should run something like Wireshark to see what is actually happening to the Network as it is possible that the Network is being overloaded with Traffic.

For instance if someone has used torrents to download something it's possible that the actual Network is being utilized to it's maximum Bandwidth which will cause things to slow down considerably.


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by ndveitch In reply to Well I'm not really sure ...

The NAS i'm using is just an Iomega i400, and i am on a windows environment. I jsut thought I would ask the question after reading the paper on Diskkeeper.

Thanx again for the help.

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Your Welcome EOM

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Thanx

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