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Defrag Utility

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:18 am
by DrTeeth
On Sun, 30 Sep 2018 05:15:15 EDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
p0k3m0n disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Diskeeper run always. So answer is "no". :/

My defragger does that by default do I have turned it off. FWIW,
PerfectDisk is the only defragger I have come across that uses the
prefetch information to re-order those referenced files. All the
others seem to ignore it and adversely affect performance. If I am
wrong, I would be interested to hear.
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Cheers,

DrT

"If you want to find out what is wrong
with democracy, spend five minutes with
the average voter". - Winston Churchill

Re: [differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:48 pm
by TAC109
DrTeeth wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Sep 2018 05:15:15 EDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
> p0k3m0n disturbed my reverie and wrote:
>
>> Diskeeper run always. So answer is "no". :/
>
> My defragger does that by default do I have turned it off. FWIW,
> PerfectDisk is the only defragger I have come across that uses the
> prefetch information to re-order those referenced files. All the
> others seem to ignore it and adversely affect performance. If I am
> wrong, I would be interested to hear.

MyDefrag also can use the prefetch information (as above), depending on the
type of defragmenting specified in the MyDefrag script. Although no longer
being developed it is still an excellent defragger and can be found on the
web (latest version is 4.3.1).


Re: [differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:43 am
by DrTeeth
On Mon, 1 Oct 2018 22:48:15 EDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
Tom Cole disturbed my reverie and
wrote:

>MyDefrag also can use the prefetch information (as above), depending on the
>type of defragmenting specified in the MyDefrag script. Although no longer
>being developed it is still an excellent defragger and can be found on the
>web (latest version is 4.3.1).

Hi Tom,

I'll check that one out. PerfectDisk is officially being developed,
but the last few versions have been just money-grabbing exercises
IMHO.
--
Cheers,

DrT

"If you want to find out what is wrong
with democracy, spend five minutes with
the average voter". - Winston Churchill

Re: [differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:18 pm
by TAC109
On Tue, 2 Oct 2018 13:43:06 EDT, DrTeeth wrote:

>On Mon, 1 Oct 2018 22:48:15 EDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
>Tom Cole
>
> disturbed my reverie and
>wrote:
>
>>MyDefrag also can use the prefetch information (as above), depending on the
>>type of defragmenting specified in the MyDefrag script. Although no longer
>>being developed it is still an excellent defragger and can be found on the
>>web (latest version is 4.3.1).
>
>Hi Tom,
>
>I'll check that one out. PerfectDisk is officially being developed,
>but the last few versions have been just money-grabbing exercises
>IMHO.

Hi Dr T,

MyDefrag is an unusual defragger, as it is driven by a scripting
language. However the author has included default scripts in the
package to perform routine tasks, from simple defrags to completely
optimising a disk.

Sadly, the author of MyDefrag no longer has a web site for this
software, but the 'wayback machine' has a copy of the MyDefrag web
site, complete with the downloadable product (including full
documentation) here:-
http://web.archive.org/web/201509090301 ... efrag.com/

Did I mention that it is free?

I use MyDefrag on my systems here (all running Windows 10) without
problems, and have included it in my backup scripts for Terabyte IFW
imaging software, link http://bit.ly/2xTuLyw

Re: [differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:53 am
by DrTeeth
Hi Tom,

Thanks for the extra info.
--
Cheers,

DrT

"If you want to find out what is wrong
with democracy, spend five minutes with
the average voter". - Winston Churchill