SSD Upgrade > TBI Defrag..?

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SSD Upgrade > TBI Defrag..?

Postby yoyo » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:33 am

I'm planning to do an upgrade of my SSD's that where placed in RAID 0 and I was wondering if I could defrag the image before placing the image to the new drives.

I have used the SSD's for one year and this OS is fragmented. For an SSD this isn't a big problem, but I thought that it would be nice to have a defragment before placing it on the upgrade drives.
I was thinking of moving/copying the OS partitions to an other HDD, doing the defrag overthere and then moving/copying the OS partitions to the new SSD RAID 0 setup. But I was wondering...

Are the TBI files as fragmented as the original? I guess they are because otherwise you wouldn't need the 'compact' option in BIBM.
Is it possible to defrag the TBI files..?
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Re: SSD Upgrade > TBI Defrag..?

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:30 pm

You can't defrag the contents of a TBI file, except by restoring and defragging (as you suggest). However, I don't think there's any point if you're going to be placing it back onto a SSD. I suspect any gains from reducing the file system fragmentation would be lost after a short period of time of normal use. On the other hand, if you want to do the extra steps it's not going to hurt anything.
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Re: SSD Upgrade > TBI Defrag..?

Postby yoyo » Sun May 26, 2013 3:27 am

Can I mount the TBI image in TBIMount and then defrag?

I did one defrag on a mounted TBI image and it seems to work... a little.
But I haven't restored it to a partition yet to test if the image was destroyed or was working okay.
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Re: SSD Upgrade > TBI Defrag..?

Postby Eric » Sun May 26, 2013 7:01 am

No, you can't defrag a TBI file.
However, you can restore it, then defrag the partition being restored, then backup into a new file.
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Re: SSD Upgrade > TBI Defrag..?

Postby DrTeeth » Mon May 27, 2013 4:00 am

On Sun, 26 May 2013 07:01:46 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
Eric disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>No, you can't defrag a TBI file.

You can if it is fragmented. It's the contents that cannot be.
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