Disk Safes can be defragmented automatically after a Backup Task, and after any Backups are deleted or rotated out. When the percentage of free space in the Disk Safe exceeds the "Limit free space to" setting, a Defragment Task will be launched and your Disk Safe will be reduced as much as possible. Read more on this topic in Disk Safe Defragmentation.
Follow the instructions below to enable automatic defragmentation for a Host in your Windows Control Server For Data Centers.
It is recommended that you enable defragmentation for all of your Hosts in Version 2.
1. Open the Web browser connecting to the Windows Control Server Web Interface and log in.
2. Click on "Hosts" in the Main Menu to access the "Hosts" page.
The "Hosts" page typically loads after you log in to the system.
3. Select the appropriate Host by clicking on the Host Name link in the "Host Name" column. Or you can click on the corresponding "Open" link in the "Actions" column.
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To find a Host, you can use the Host List Filter.
4. Click on "Disk Safes" in the "Host" Menu.
5. Select the Disk Safe you want to enable automatic defragmentation for from the "Disk Safe" drop-down menu. Then click on "Open".
6. On the Disk Safe properties page, select the check box beside "Defragment if free space exceeds" and set the value to the recommended value of "0%" or "1%."
The minimum possible value to select is defined by the system administrator in Options System Settings Storage Settings. Read more in Windows Control Server - Storage Settings.
7. Click on "Update".
If you have never defragmented your Disk Safes, the first time may take hours (much like defragmenting a Hard Disk). Once the defragmentation process runs automatically, it will be much faster.