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The Condusiv blog shares insight into the issues surrounding system and application performance—and how I/O optimization software is breaking new ground in solving those issues.

Achieve “Zero Downtime Migrations” with Diskeeper

by Derek 18. August 2009 10:48

 

Anyone can perform a network migration WITH downtime. WITHOUT downtime is another story.  If you’d like to find out how, check out The Network Migration Workbook: Zero Downtime Migration Strategies for Microsoft Networks by prominent Reseller and technical author, Karl Palachuk. Amongst the best practices in use is the full implementation of Diskeeper.

We maintain many networks and knowing Diskeeper has our back gives us peace of mind. Our installation checklist is really only comprised of monitoring the installation while the technician eats a pastry, then verifying that a few default settings. It is set-it-and-forget-it at its best.   We use and have recommend Diskeeper exclusively for over 15 years. We know it is the best of breed tool for maintaining optimal drive performance and health on all of our client servers and workstations.” -Karl Palachuck 

Advanced copies of Karl’s new book can be purchased at www.networkmigrationworkbook.com He also has a popular SMB blog at http://blog.smallbizthoughts.com

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No more delays in business critical ERP apps

by Colleen Toumayan 12. August 2009 05:47
Great customer success:

“Diskeeper is vital; it helps our business with what we consider preventative maintenance.  We also feel that this software keeps our server and our server apps running smoothly and efficiently as we have 50 users who require simultaneous access to our data for operation of our facilities.  I run Diskeeper on my primary ERP server which is our business critical application.  We saw within the first day, that previous delays in processing data had decreased.  Our current ERP, called Eagle, was installed and implemented about 2.5 years ago and is made by a company called DMS (now owned by AFS).  This server is one of four we run Diskeeper on.  Since we are food warehousing company, we chose an application that was built specifically for our industry.  Also as we are a company that ships and processes orders 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, being able to run at optimal performance is always crucial for us. “  

Jamison Moklak

Information Technology

Julius Silvert, Philadelphia, PA    

 

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Most Annoying Industry Buzzwords

by Derek 7. August 2009 08:35

On a humorous note: I just returned from CompTIA’s Breakaway Conference in Vegas (Computing Technical Industry Association). While there, they published the results of a membership survey question which asked, “What is the most annoying industry buzzword?

The results were as follows:

1.       Value prop

2.       Paradigm shift

I would be amazed to see what would come up if they asked for the most annoying acronyms! Any takers?

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the times they are a changin'

by Michael 6. August 2009 10:12

Here is a sample screenshot from an upcoming new Diskeeper release:

This graph works like the InvisiTasking graph (updates a measurement every second), but I can't tell you what it's measuring just yet (had to scratch that part out).

You won't have to wait much longer though...

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Determining If You Need To Perform a Boot-Time Defragmentation

by Mark 5. August 2009 11:20

When installing Diskeeper, many users will schedule a boot-time defragmentation immediately after running the product. Even though a boot-time fragmentation is safe, in many instances, this is not necessary and a boot-time defragmentation will require the computer to be restarted to complete the process.  A user should first determine if performing a boot-time defragmentation is necessary. (A person would not go to the car dealer to get an oil change if the oil in his car was changed yesterday.)

It is recommended to perform a boot-time defragmentation if the paging file or Master File Table (MFT ) becomes highly fragmented.  Information on the fragmentation of the paging file and MFT can be found in the Diskeeper Job Report.

If the number of fragments of the paging file and MFT are 5 or less, there is no need to perform a boot-time defragmentation. Please note that it is recommended to run Diskeeper in automatic mode. When Diskeeper is run in automatic mode, Diskeeper incorporates a technology called Frag Shield which helps keep your MFT and paging files from becoming fragmented in the future .

By: Mark Harrer, Systems Engineer

 

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