i've got a win2k box at a client that i use remotely. they recently changed the way they name network users, so as a result of that process i ended up with 3 copies of my user data/profile etc on an already tight hard drive. got that all sorted out and deleted enough so i'd have the free space to even try defragging it.
i've been repeatedly defragging since *saturday* - i pause it when i need to use te thing - and it's still screaming red fragmentation in the "analysis" pane. this on a drive that i'd fully defragged a month ago.
ntfs fragmentation sucks and is pretty intractable in general, but run low on free space in an ntfs filesystem, and it'll make you pay.
somebody ought to mention to ms that it's 2004.
<< He also complains about it being fragmented a month after a defrag.>>
Which leads many to question his methods of administration and usage of the 2k box. Was it a server or a desktop?
<Which leads many to question his methods of administration and usage of the 2k box. Was it a server or a desktop?>
Yeah, it was his fault. When he used NTFS (he is used to robust and performant filesystems) he pushed it a bit too hard and it fragmented like hell. Shame on him.
>><<All those silly people who buy a computer and want to use too. >>
With out knowing how to do so. And unfortunately, it looks like the admin they hired didn't either... <<
So in order to buy a computer with windows on it from CompUsa, you have get an MSCE license first or already have hired an admin before you can take it home?
>>>read his post.
he says he kept "pausing it" to use the computer for other tasks<<<
by the third day you're sort of forced into that. don't let the Foorm[n].frm hydra fool ya. i assure you i've forgotten more about how ntfs stores stuff than he ever will know.
the defrag will eventually work, if i run it enough times. we're currently on pass 6 or 7 - i haven't really counted. most of them i've run overnight while i was sleeping.
read my original couple posts, and if you have any reading comprehension, you'll see how completely Form[n].frm misrepresents what i actually say.
so now explain to me why i should have to do this at all? oh yeah... bonehead says i need to read up on adminning disk arrays... lol. too funny.
you hang out with dishonest idiots. doesn't do much for your rep.
<<Does MSFT.com call out a PE #? Like I originally requested?>>
Oh, really, link, to the line where PE is called out, like a major financial website...
<It calls out the "E" the "P" is set by market, unless you can divide those two specified numbers and get a different result.>
Oh, so you really meant to say NO.
<<something about frame of reference in play too I suspect. when I was a mac guy, I hated windows. >>
Yep. Hey, I was a Novel guy and I used to hate NT too... But that was back in the DOMAIN days...
When we ripped out groupwise and went to exchange I started to believe.
yeah. i know. amazing he can do it without embarrassment tho. (time for him to say something about how i "should be embarrassed since i can't properly admin windows" or some horsecrap like that).
been using reiserfs for about 4-5 years on everything but /boot on linx boxes. jfs on aix of course <g>.
i like reiser a lot, and hans has some really interesting thoughts on the whole topic.
and he's right. to paraphrase, ntfs blows chunks.