Windows Thread, free disk space monitor in Technical; i'm after a program that can monitor disk space usage but not in the terms of treesize, etc. i mean ...
20th January 2011, 09:42 AM #1
free disk space monitor
i'm after a program that can monitor disk space usage but not in the terms of treesize, etc. i mean it can look at disk at 8am, record where space is, and then look at say 5pm and record whats changed, so you can see what space is being used where.
are there any free tools, its just needed for a week so id rather not buy a product if i can help it.
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20th January 2011, 09:55 AM #2
This is what i'm using.
Spiceworks and a module called EMC Storage Advisor to monitor storage on a server.
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FreeWill (21st January 2011), MK-2 (20th January 2011)
20th January 2011, 10:02 AM #3
Or just do a quick backup each night with Differential/incremental and look at the log files in something like BackupExec.
I did this for a while and it was anything for 500-3gb a day.
20th January 2011, 10:03 AM #4
but will that show me what folders are taking space up over a period of time?
say for example i want to scan c: at 9am....it will log disk usage in all folders, then at 5pm i run the same scan and it will analyse the differences, and be able to say for instance c:\temp=50mb + / c:\inetpub=40mb - etc and lists what space has been used or lost between the two snapshot scans
20th January 2011, 10:14 AM #5
easiest solutions are always the best
Originally Posted by zag
thanks for that
20th January 2011, 10:35 AM #6
Yeee, but my solution you get to make a server, install spiceworks, scan the school network get all information about every bit of IT you have. Then you can install the module to know how much disk space you are using, seeeeeee Simples!
20th January 2011, 10:51 AM #7
I've not come across any solution like that - you could create a script to do it though I guess.
Originally Posted by MK-2
20th January 2011, 12:18 PM #8
i used one once, was a paid for product that i had the eval version for 30 days. it would scan folders and actively monitor which folders had data going in and out. can't remember for the life of me which product it was though (hence this thread )
Originally Posted by localzuk
21st January 2011, 09:04 AM #9
cacti can do it as well..and its free
21st January 2011, 09:36 AM #10
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