In a previous blog, let's call it Part 1, I showed how utilising the combined power of DDM and Defrag.NSF provides a valuable resource for the Domino administrator and can be used to manage file free space on the Domino server. Using this targeted approach can actually provide some astounding disk space recovery results. If you're wondering how this approach shakes down on a production server, here's the results from using Defrag.NSF and it's integrated tools overnight on a customer's production server. We used the approach outlined in Part 1, configuring Defrag.NSF to recover the disk space from just 2 of the databases our DDM probe identified for us.
Using Defrag.NSF in this manner on just these two databases gave us 2 GB of disk space back and this is without even getting serious.
Here's what we had to start with:
Here's the first database before Defrag.NSF performed scheduled maintenance (Note the size, fragments and free space):
Here's the second database before Defrag.NSFperformed scheduled maintenance (Note the size, fragments and free space):
Now, here's the first database after Defrag.NSF performed scheduled maintenance overnight (Again, note the size, fragments and new free space allocation):
Here's the second database after Defrag.NSF performed scheduled maintenance (Note the size, fragments and new free space allocation):
Here's the disk space we ended up getting back, 2 GB!! (up from the 34GB we started with).....That was almost too easy, ...and we weren't even trying!!
So there's a brief look at the power of Defrag.NSF at work on a customer's production server, we come up with three very desirable results:
1. Over 2 GB of recovered disk space.
2. NSF files in a single contiguous fragment.
3. A configured amount of free-space in the files for new data, preventing further fragmentation.
As with Notes providing more than just email, Defrag.NSF provides more than just defragging.