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running Disk Cleanup on Mirrored (36G) and 3 striped drives (64G) for the process to take hours?

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Is it normal when running Disk Cleanup on Mirrored (36G) and 3 striped drives (64G) for the process to take hours?

I let it run for 20 minutes and the server moaned and groaned so I canceled it.

Is this the correct and best way to clean theses drives and is it safe?

Thanks,

Oz
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It depends on how fast the PC is, how much it needs to cleanup, and if there are many small files it'll take longer. It is the correct way to cleanup the system, and if done on a regular basis, it'll be faster. It is safe.
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The HP Proliant server is dual cpu 3ghz, 2 mg ram, the mirror is 36 gig with 14 gig files, system files.
The striped array is three 64 gig drives with 24 gig data.

When I run cleanup the drives make load moaning noise.

Is there any ballpark figure on how long this will run and are the moaning sounds from drives normal?

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No, as I said it depends on the amount of files and what it has to clean up. SCSI drives can make quite a noise and in a mirror and raid 5 array all of them will be active.
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thank you
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