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Directory size tracker for file server.

By swomack ·
I have always wanted to be able to easily track the size of each directory on my file server. That way, if its free space drops by a gig in one day, I can see what directory caused that and talk to the owner of that directory. I found a shareware program at http://www.filesuniverse.com/ called Space Searcher and it looks like the answer to my problem but I thought I would see if anyone here knows any pros or cons of that software or knows of a better software for my needs.

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by voldar In reply to Directory size tracker fo ...

Just a simple question: why don't you use quota in your file server? It's easier and you'll never have problems with users that try to occupy more than a defined space on the server.

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by swomack In reply to Directory size tracker fo ...

Well, we have some users that need 5 GB disk space on our file server and some that need only 100 MB. So where do I set the limit. We also have plenty of free disk space so I don't need to restrict usage. But my concern is a dramatic decrease in the amount of free space that, I think, could be caused by a virus, security breach, or user error. If free space on any of my servers decreases dramatically in one day, I want to know what caused that. I am trying a software named Directory Printer that I found on ZDNet and it will give me a list in txt or csv format of all directories with sizes and all files with sizes. I think I will do this on all my servers to get a baseline and then use that baseline to compare the directory and file sizes in the event we do have a dramatic increase or decrease in space. The software is free to try and $30 to buy so I think I will go with that.

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