When start deduplication start after we enable it?

Samath 121 Reputation points
2021-09-05T15:00:06.75+00:00

Hi,

I just enable deduplication on my I: drive of Windows 2019 file server.

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Do I need to start it manually or it will take 3 days after we enable it?

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,861 Reputation points
    2021-09-05T15:17:16.9+00:00

    It will deduplicate files older than 3 days and it will run depend on your set sechdule.
    Take a look at:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/data-deduplication/advanced-settings#modifying-job-schedules-available-settings
    This does not mean it will run in three days but it look into files which are older than three days.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,506 Reputation points
    2021-09-06T09:48:27.253+00:00

    Hello,

    Thanks for reaching out.
    After enabling Deduction you do not need do anything as Windows should take care of it.

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