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Defrag Windows 2003 64bit with Exchange 2007

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I have a Windows 2003 64bit VM running Exchange 2007. On the VM I have two volumes, C: and G:. The C drive includes the OS and Exchange App, the G: drive has all of the mailbox stores. I need to defragment the C: drive. I analyzed the C: drive and it reports 80% fragmented and Im starting to run out of disk space.

Should I have any concerns running a standard defragment on the C: drive. I know there are quite a few issues when defraging a mailbox store but I will not be touching that volume.
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Create a new virtual disk and move mailboxes off the original store to new store.

Also its considered bad practice to degrag VMs.
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 500 total points
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Defrag will not get you any more space back either. The space will stay the same. If a VM, the only option is to increase the size of the drive.

Simon.
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