Automated DeFrag of Hard drives.
Posted on 2005-04-15
Hi there,we have 3 HP ML350's running various amounts of SCSI disks all in raid I'm looking for a way to defrag our servers automaitcally overnight, I'm sure there's a way to do it but all my efforts so far have achieved nought. Should I be using a comercial product?
I've also got a machine acting as a storage area for our daily backups, it's a WinXp Pro Sp2 box fitted with 4 Maxtor 300Gb SATA drives in an Adaptec RAID caddy (2410) setup as raid 5. So basically I have a about 870Gb's of space and it's gonna take and awful long time to defrag 3% took 5 hours yesterday. We're using Veritas 9 on one of our 2003 boxes to do the backup and it sends it down the line in 1Gb chunks (60 of them a night at the moment) I'd like to automate a defrag for this also.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I'm after info from people with such a setup running really, rather than a bunch of google links. :P