The Question is:
I have a Dec 3000 alpha station. It is running OpenVMS 7.2. How can I set up
the disk defragmenter?
The Answer is :
The answer depends highly on which defragmentation package you have.
Please check the documentation for the defragmentation package.
OpenVMS itself does not include an integrated disk defragmentation
package, the usual approach -- when a specific defragmentation tool
is not installed -- is to use the BACKUP/IMAGE tool to offload and
then reload the contents of the target disk. This also provides a
known-good and known-consistent copy of the target disk, of course.
Additionally, applications and processes can be set up to reduce
incidence of disk fragmentation -- both through proper settings of
the extend size and allocation size settings, and by providing
sufficient free space on target disks, and by keeping the long-term
(and growing) files stored separately from the more transient files.