Will defragging a server hard drive cause DPM to run a consistency check? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Relatively new to DPM 2012, and we're trying to get it configured in our environment.

    I understand DPM uses a block-level method to back up data on a server.

    My concern:  we have several servers using a third-part defrag utility to run on the data disks once a month-- Will this drive defragging cause DPM to run a consistency check?  We're already seeing very long CCing times, I don't want them to run any longer.


    Tuesday, August 20, 2013 3:28 PM


  • Hi,

    Defragging a protected volume should not have any impact on DPM protection.

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    Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:47 PM