Does a WHS 2011 restore result in an optimally-defragmented disk? RRS feed

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  • I'm curious how WHS 2011 locates files within the target partition(s) when you do a full system restore.  Does it replicate whatever fragmentation pattern existed (which seems unlikely), or does it write each file in a continuous space?  Does it apply any optimization when placing heavily-used system files?
    Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:38 AM


  • Since Windows Home Server doesn't really back up files, but rather used clusters of data, and since it lays those clusters back in the same place during a restore, I would expect it will reproduce the same level of fragmentation that was present on the source disk.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:05 AM
    Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:24 AM