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Operating System

Windows Server 2012


Data Deduplication







Garbage Collection jobs are not enabled.


Data Deduplication may not achieve maximum space savings as space freed up by deleted or modified files will not be reclaimed by Garbage Collection.


Create a Garbage Collection job to run weekly or bi-weekly during server idle times.

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