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  • New to the group, so forgive what might be a newbee question.

    Is routine maintenance, like defragmentation, required in WHS implementations, and if yes, how does one go about performing it?
    Friday, October 16, 2009 12:16 AM

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  • New to the group, so forgive what might be a newbee question.

    Is routine maintenance, like defragmentation, required in WHS implementations, and if yes, how does one go about performing it?
    Using the defragmentation tool included with the underlying OS (Server 2003) is not supported (since logging into the server desktop for any reason is unsupported) and not recommended.  Some companies have WHS-specific versions of defragmentation tools, but I've never ever had any problems with files on my server (whether it's just opening an .xls file or streaming HD videos to my XBox through a wireless connection).  Frankly, if it was me, I wouldn't waste my money on it.
    Friday, October 16, 2009 12:37 AM
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  • Usually the bottleneck of a server is not the disk performance, but the network interface. With the low amount of home users defragmenting will not bring a remarkable benefit (my personal opinion).
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Friday, October 16, 2009 12:39 PM
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