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Deleting System Volume Folder for defrag

I'm trying to defrag a clients sbs2003 server. I cannot achieve better then 17% fragmentation because of fragmentation in the system volume folder. Can the contents of this folder be deleted safely.
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MidnightOneCommented:
microaideinc:

In a word, NO!

SYSVOL in integral to the functioning of Active Directory.

You might try Raxco's defrag tool PerfectDisk, which does allow for an offline defrag of usually-locked files.

HTH

MidnightOne
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
in two words, hell no! Sysvol isnt just integral, its the foundation of AD
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harleyjdCommented:
I think he means the "System Volume Information" folder, and while it's not AD specific, you still cannot delete it.

What you can do, though, is turn off SHADOW COPIES, so that should clear out a fair whack of it.

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
**grin** i dont feel like a turkey i swear **grin** i saw SYSVOL and flipped ha!
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harleyjdCommented:
Sorry - shoulda followed up. Shadow Copies setup is found on the "Shadow Copies" tab on the disk volume properties. You could also just limit the space it can use.

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MidnightOneCommented:
Recommend harleydj for the points, as his answer is correct.
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