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Windows Server 2012 Deduplication worth it?

Question asked by Jason Emery on Jul 2, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 30, 2015 by Paul Frisoli


I have been starting to utilize deduplication on some systems in my environment running Windows Server 2012 R2. So far it has been working very well.  My question I seem to have trouble ultimately figuring out is:  Is it worth the trade off on the hit to cache?  From what I understand when the dedupe process runs it would potentially cause all of those files to be cached. I would hate to see the cache unnecessarily impacted.  Does anyone have any real world experience with that?  I am looking mostly at user shares where I know there are lots of duplicate files and such.