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Lessons Learned In Pain: Disk Defragmentation

The joke is that the definition of an expert is someone who's made all possible mistakes in a very narrow field of study. Well... Apparently I'm not an expert yet because I just had made a mistake this past week. Hopefully by sharing this, someone else can learn from my mistake to prevent them from going through the same pain I just did. Thankfully, this mistake wasn't an earth shattering issue. More of an annoyance really than anything. Still... not something I would want to go through again. So, without further adieu... I share with you this "Lesson Learned In Pain: Disk Defragmentation" As a Managed Service Provider (MSP), one of my services is to provide storage for off-site backups. And, as one would expect, I manage the server that these backups land on. One of the storage servers is winding down on its service life but is not yet completely empty. There are still a handful of backups (and most of those are for company internal use) that had either not aged