How do you use JKDefrag?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Iangh, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. Iangh

    Iangh Registered Member

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    JKDefrag users which optimisation methods do you use/schedule?

    Why?

    Ian
     
  2. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    For my system partition I usually use the default with a few more directories on -u flag...
     
  3. HAN

    HAN Registered Member

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    I only use the default. :) Unless a user has fairly specific needs, I struggle to see why anyone would consistently use anything else. (I'm talking about the -a options here.)

    FWIW, I miss the option to Fully Optimize the disk/partition. Mr. Kessels has said he didn't think it really helped/worked and has removed it from recent versions (it was the -a 4 option.) IMO, I feel this was a mistake and he should put it back. I still have a copy of 3.8 (which has the -a 4 option) and plan to hang on to it!
     
  4. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I have 2 HDs (C & D). For each monthly defrag I use JK's command line 4 times as follows...

    JkDefragCmd -a 3 c:
    JkDefragCmd -a 9 c:
    JkDefragCmd -a 3 d:
    JkDefragCmd -a 9 d:

    Where...
    c= C drive
    d= D drive

    3= Analyze, fixup, and fast optimization (default).
    9= Analyze and sort files by last access (newest first). Concerning my selection of this optimization strategy, please see THIS thread on JK's forum. Namely, "9" optimizes based on levels of file usage.

    Why I use a 3 defrag BEFORE doing a 9 defrag --- In my OPINION, the 9 defrag goes a bit faster if it is done after a 3 defrag. Your mileage may vary.
     
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