Defragmentation

I finally just had to defragment my machine. It’s a decent sized machine with about 1.5 Gb of RAM and 80GB of HD space. Running virtual machines via VPC was becoming tougher.
Once I degragmented it using the normal system tools. I thought I’d read a bit more about defragmentation especially about the page files etc.
 
I came across this interesting article on http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Contig.html 
The author  Mark Russinovich has written a neat little tool to defragment specific files.

Contig is a single-file defragmenter that attempts to make files contiguous on disk. Its perfect for quickly optimizing files that are continuously becoming fragmented, or that you want to ensure are in as few fragments as possible.

 

This was perfect for me as I wanted to make sure my vpc images are stored on the disk as a single file. I also noticed that my page file was slightly fragmented. Incidentally he’s also written some other cool utilities like a page file defragmenter which is extremely useful. Another quick search on Page file optimization provided a useful article.

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About sanjayshetty

Sanjay Shetty is currently putting the finishing touches on his book, the Brand Advocacy quick start guide, which covers his framework for building a brand advocacy program. He blogs at http://www.sanjayshetty.com
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