Solved

Windows 2003 server defrag time estimation

Posted on 2012-03-27
3
450 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi,
  Would anyone know if there is a formula or rule of thumb when estimating the
defrag time on a Windows 2003 server, using the built-in defrag?

Thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:genius2x
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:IT-Monkey-Dave
IT-Monkey-Dave earned 167 total points
ID: 37772643
I'm not aware of a formula or rule of thumb for extimating defrag time.  I can tell you from experience that, depending on the size of the drive, number and size of files, and how badly it's fragmented, it can take many hours to defrag, like overnight.  Also if there are a lot of external disk requests while the defrag is in progress, that slows things down.  And the drive speed is a big factor.  Lots of variables make an accurate estimation of time pretty difficult.

You may want to run 2 defrag passes if you have the luxury of that much time.  The 2nd pass will go much faster and usually seems to even further defrag things.
0
 
LVL 59

Assisted Solution

by:Darius Ghassem
Darius Ghassem earned 167 total points
ID: 37773009
I would have to agree with IT-Monkey-Dave. Really no way to determine how long the defrag would run .
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
markgossett earned 166 total points
ID: 37776290
agreed. It never gives a time. It is all relative to disk size, number of applications, etc...
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
Determining the an SCCM package name from the Package ID
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question