Our Exchange administrator is a big baseball fan. And as the Major League Baseball playoffs kicked off last week and moved into full throttle last weekend, he was able to avoid a potential devastating (to him) conflict. It was time for for Raxco's regular compaction and defragmentation of our Exchange data stores, where we recapture several GB of valuable (and until we do this, wasted) space on our Exchange server. The daily online Exchange defrag doesn't do it - it creates a bunch of white space. To really recapture space, you need to do an offline compaction and defragmentation of Exchange.
Now, there are debates as to whether it's really worth it. For example, you can read Microsoft MVP Brien Posey's article on the possible risks and potential benefits of doing an offline Exchange defrag. Then decide for yourself. I can tell you this. At Raxco, we do it like clockwork every few months and recover lots of space every time. We've never had a problem. Of course, just in case, we have a backup. But for us, it's very much worth it, and our Exchange administrator is always happy with the regained space.
Every Friday is our busiest day for PerfectDisk for Exchange downloads, presumably as Exchange administrators around the world pick it up so they can do their Exchange defrags over the weekend. If you do defragment your Exchange data stores, it's a huge time saver. Which is why our administrator runs it while sitting home watching baseball, instead of heading into the office.
Whatever your weekend interest, sporting or otherwise, you can enjoy it more and worry less with PerfectDisk for Exchange. In Red Sox Nation, or any other nation around the world.