Defrag a Mirrored Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Legacy Support (XP and earlier)' started by normajm, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. normajm

    normajm

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    Hello,

    I'm getting conflicting information as to whether or not a mirrored drive can be defragged. Here's the set-up
    mirrored drive, dynamic, NTFS,
    2 partions
    Win2000 Server - 8gb used, 1 gb free
    data - 26gb used, 4gb free
    defrag analysis shows definite need for defrag

    I tried to defrag, it ran, but report still shows same as analysis. I was told by a pretty knowledgeable networking tech that a mirrored drive can't be defragged, which was my experience, but a post on the Microsoft website it can be done.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. glc

    glc Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    You don't have enough free space to do a proper defrag. Time to get bigger drives and/or start deleting old nonessential files.
     
  3. normajm

    normajm

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    Thanks, all old and non-essential files were deleted prior to my post. I was wondering if the amount of free space was a problem.
     

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