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Unable to defrag a disk volume with an instance of MSSQL running

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Microsoft SQL ServerWindows Server 2003
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I have tried unsuccessfully to defrag the hard disk on which there is an instance of a MSSQL 2000 SP3 server.

Operating system is Windows 2003 Std Server SP2
MSSQL is installed on a separate disk volume from the OS. The MSSQL volume is a bunch of 4x72GB SCSI hard disks configured as RAID 5.

Repeated attempts at defragging (using the OS defrag) returns message that the <database>.ldb file could not be defragged.

The defrag attempts were always with the MSSQLSERVER and SQLSERVERAGENT services first stopped.Additionally, I have tried taking offline the <database> before-hand. And even detaching the <database>. But each time, the defrag fails.

what could be the reason?

Any assistance to resolve this issue would be appreciated. Thanks