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Hi All,

Can somebody please clear something up for me, I have spoken to 2 different consultants and they are at odds with each other

Do citrix servers have high disk usage or not, 1 says yes and 1 says no.

My environment is published desktop only using normal Office Apps and 1 other app.

TIA
Gaz
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Generally not, but as with most things it depends on your environment.
Since your users will have a full desktop with Office, where will they store documents? Will they have access to download or copy files from other sources (intenet, file server, etc.)? The server itself will not use much disk space, but the users are the variable. The user profiles, documents, etc. wll probably be the biggest thing taking disk space.
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Hold on, after re-reading your question, when you say "high disk usage" do you mean disk space, or disk access (as in high IO loads)?  My previous comment is still fairly accurate if you are talking about IO, but now the big variable is that "1 other app" they run - is it very disk intensive (like a SQL based application)?
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Hi Tech,

all files etc are stored elsewhere on network shares.

the other app is a SQL front end, from what you have said this will increase IO??

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a SQL front end app will most likely be heavier on the CPU usage than disk usage. The SQL back end server will see more disk IO than a front end will.

It sounds like you won't have any more disk usage than a normal server. I'm curious what hardware they are suggesting (to indicate HOW MUCH disk usage they are expecting). As long as you go with good server-grade specs you should be ok.
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