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Should I defrag and wipe free space before Active Full?

Post by cparker4486 » Apr 17, 2013 5:53 pm

Hi,

I'm preparing to do an active full because I believe my VBK has unused space in it which is keeping the file size large.

From reading other threads on this topic I'm fairly certain I should wipe the free space on each drive using sdelete but I've read elsewhere that defragging before wiping is also useful. I don't quite see how the defrag would help with regards to VBK size and if anything it would seem to just put unnecessary load on the storage.


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Re: Should I defrag and wipe free space before Active Full?

Post by Gostev » Apr 17, 2013 6:32 pm

Hi Chris - yes, there are good things to do before active full. You are right that defrag will not help with VBK size, however it may help with further incremental backups size. Thanks!

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Re: Should I defrag and wipe free space before Active Full?

Post by cparker4486 » Apr 17, 2013 8:25 pm

Thank you.
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