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Old 01-11-2010, 04:23 AM   #1
shilpa rangappa
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remedy for internal and external fragmentation.....


Hi All,

Is there any way to avoid internal and data fragmentation????
If so please explain to me....


Thanks,
Shilpa
 
Old 01-11-2010, 05:04 AM   #2
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What do you call "internal" fragmentation and "data" fragmentation?
Do you mean file fragmentation on the filesystem? Which filesystem do you use? Usually, fragmentation on the filesystem happens when you have large files and few free space. You can avoid it but the cost is usually not worth the result. Fragmentation should not be a problem.
Do you have performance problems?
 
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:34 PM   #3
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Fragmentation is a MS / Windows issue.

Nearly zero fragmentation on the most other file systems.
( Unix, Linux, etc. )

Say 2..3% ? in three years. Not worth the effort fixing,
as said by @ Agrouf.
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:26 AM   #4
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Hi Agrouf,

Am not facing any problem...
actually i was going thru fragmentation, i saw a remedy for external fragmentation, but dint find any remedy for internal and data fragmentation. So i posted my question here, so that i can kno the remedy if any..

Thanks,
Shilpa
 
Old 01-12-2010, 04:04 AM   #5
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What do you call external and internal fragmentation exactly? What is it that is fragmented?
 
Old 01-12-2010, 08:16 AM   #6
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by shilpa rangappa View Post
Hi Agrouf,

Am not facing any problem...
actually i was going thru fragmentation, i saw a remedy for external fragmentation, but dint find any remedy for internal and data fragmentation. So i posted my question here, so that i can kno the remedy if any..

Thanks,
Shilpa
I'll jump in here with a question. What devices are you speaking of? Internal devices or external devices with filesystems that need defrag?

 
  


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