Any reason not to defrag ext. drive with ShadowProtect SPFs?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by axial, Sep 11, 2008.

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  1. axial

    axial Registered Member

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    The title just about says it all -- any reason this should be avoided?

    I could move the SPFs to a different drive first, before defragging, if needed.
     
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    In my case the answer would be time. Defragging a disk with 3-5 15gig files would take forever. I just don't see a good reason for doing so.

    Pete
     
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    I just came to the same conclusion -- it's not worth the time. Just moving one set of SPFs took 20 min -- this is an old USB/FireWire connected drive, and until I started messing with it I'd forgotten how slooow it is to do anything compared to eSATA. Bring on the super fast solid state drives, I'm ready to cry "uncle"!

    Thanks, Peter.
     
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    Funny part is that for me I can image the system quicker than I can copy the files.
     
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    I don't see any benefit in defraging images BUT if for some reason you have images on a larger drive 1TB for example then using UD2008 you can set *.SPF to archive. This allows the images to be archived and not moved so that other data on the drive can be defragged as normal. defraging or moving spf or tib does no harm at all.
     
  6. axial

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    It appears there are two "ultra" -named defraggers, took a bit of searching to be sure I'd found the one that Long View mentioned, "UD2008".

    for the record: this one http://sourceforge.net/project/platformdownload.php?group_id=199532 popped up first in google using just "ultradefrag" but because it didn't have the "2008" name I came back here to Wilders to look for more confirmation

    UD2008 refers to the DiskTrix product: http://www.disktrix.com/ and here's a recent comprensive thread about defraggers: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=192240&highlight=ultradefrag
     
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    Absolutely no problem -- with all the excellent apps one reads about on Wilders, I often want to check them out quickly, while the topic is first an foremost in vying for mind-share -- and even more so when the recommendation comes from a well known source :D
     
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