Hi everyone,

 

The topic in subject is a very important one, since it affects the basis of Exchange Server : the disks and their formats.

 

As you know, disks can become heavily fragmented on a day to day basis. This article written by Mike Lagase is a must to understand Exchange database fragmentation on incorrectly formatted NTFS volumes, what the ramifications of those situations can be and how to deal with them.

 

The post resides on his blog and can be found here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mikelag/archive/2011/02/09/how-fragmentation-on-incorrectly-formatted-ntfs-volumes-affects-exchange.aspx

 

Kindest regards,

 

João Ribeiro