Hello,

I have a scan configuration question.

Imagine the following layout:
serverA\c$
serverA\d$

d$ consists of:
d$\sharemultimedia
d$\sharemultimedia\dir1
.
.
d$\sharemultimedia\dir99

d$\sharedata
multiple levels of subdirs

d$\sharepicture
multiple levels of subdirs

How can I scan and create a report that will indicate the growth of a directory by 10% since the last check, but only for the toplevel directories in sharemultimedia or sharedata or sharepicture. I am not really interested in the size per subfolder, but more in the growth of dir1 to dir99...

Ideally the emailed report should NOT look like this:
\\serverA\D$\sharepicture\dir1\album1\P035\pictures 456.7 MB
\\serverA\D$\sharepicture\dir1\album1\P8 98.6 MB
\\serverA\D$\sharepicture\dir1\album2 663.8 MB
\\serverA\D$\sharepicture\dir1 4,551.0 MB
\\serverA\D$\sharepicture\dir2 3,264.0 MB
but
\\serverA\D$\sharepicture\dir1 4,551.0 MB
\\serverA\D$\sharepicture\dir2 3,264.0 MB

in this case dir1 and the others are picture albums and I want to verify the growth of the entire album, not every subdirectory in the album.

Is this possible and if so, how do I do it?

asked 31 Jan '13, 09:34

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Are you using PA Storage Monitor? It has a File System Analyzer monitor that (I think) gets close to your requirements. You could run a Directory Growth Report and tell it to start at \\serverA\D$\sharedpicture and it would then show you the report you want.

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answered 01 Feb '13, 17:49

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Yes, I am using PA Storage Monitor, the Ultra edition. Yes, I found it and am configuring it.
I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Thanks!

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answered 04 Feb '13, 07:06

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I set it up, but the issue remains, it does not give totals. It still gives the total based per directory and subdirectory. This gives me a huge list and not the total diskspace usage based on a top-level directory.

Any other ideas?

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answered 12 Feb '13, 02:03

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