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    Analysing Network storage

    Hi all,

    I need to collate some data regarding network storage; file type, size, age, user totals etc... and was wondering what others use to do this. The amount of data we currently backup is spiraling out of control so I would like to impose limits on student user areas.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I need to present the data to out SLT next week.

    Cheers

    Mike

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    Hiya

    I am writing a bit of software for exactly this reason. It monitors the home drive every time a user logs in. This is done with a client msi deployed via group policy

    It then has a web management server that displays reports to the admins on how folder sizes have changed over time.

    If nothing else is around for you I would be happy for you to test this basic version as your need is great at this time

    Cheers
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    something like WinDirStat?

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    we use a linux fileserver, with a combination of commands ( find, quota, grep, awk, sort ) you can get pretty much any statistics you like. perhaps you could look to powershell fot the same on win.

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    We use tree size free. on server 2008, we then print to cute pdf to generate the report.

    TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

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