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I work at a school and we always have an issue as I am sure most if not ...
29th March 2012, 01:48 PM #1
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Viewing recently created/uploaded files on network
I work at a school and we always have an issue as I am sure most if not all others schools do of staff and students continuously uploading/creating files, and using more and more space.
I would like to find a way to view files that are created/uploaded to the network on a daily/weekly basis.
Does anyone know a simple way to do this or a program that collates this kind of data?
29th March 2012, 02:05 PM #2
Would DIR /O-D work?
It's by no means perfect, but it's a start.
Although you'll have to manually do the week-by-week from the dates it lists off.. And there's no way to know if a file's really-really-old but still being used occasionally (if you're looking to purge some files to make some room).
Last edited by Garacesh; 29th March 2012 at 02:08 PM.
29th March 2012, 02:12 PM #3
Just do a search by date modified in windows 7 file explorer.
I do it all the time with an extra size filter to see whats happening on our file server.
29th March 2012, 02:26 PM #4
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Yes this is a start thanks, may be able to work something from this and make it more in depth.
Originally Posted by Garacesh
I use this way to, however was just hoping there was something else that maybe even showed files being created real time or something like that.
Originally Posted by zag
29th March 2012, 02:41 PM #5
What about using Process Monitor?
It might be a bit overwhelming until you get the file path filter correct but it will show you what you want.
29th March 2012, 03:04 PM #6
I posted a reply in another thread which may be helpful here:
Link: Disk quota email
You can get FSRM [File Server Resource Manager] to E-Mail you when a user exceeds a preset limit on the usage of their home folder. You can set multiple triggers: E-Mail me when they have used 50%, 65%, 70%,...
Depending upon how many users you have and how close to their limit they are you might get lots of E-Mails but it is another approach and might be worth a look.
FSRM can also be used to prevent students saving EXE, BAT, COM,.. files to their home folders. Very useful.
29th March 2012, 03:21 PM #7
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Thank you very much both of you!
I will definitely have an in depth look at both of these. I can see them both playing some part in gathering useful information and applying restrictions.
29th March 2012, 04:56 PM #8
You may want to look at SpaceObServer from JAM Software (www.jam-software.com) if you have SQLServer available as a backend. I haven't used it, but I do use their TreeSize Pro product on a number of our servers, which is a similar product that lacks historical reporting/tracking. I've been using this for years on my windows servers and it's a solid product with a good feature set.
29th March 2012, 11:34 PM #9
I have a similar problem, and this program does not give you a solution, but I thought it would be useful to let you know in case it helps you. I used it a lot, and it can tell you where the biggest files on the shared area are located. WinDirStat is the name of the program, very small executable that I have on the D:\ drive of every server and run it every now and then to analyse what the users are putting on the shared areas and why, for example, there is a increse of 3GB in the backup from one friday to the next!
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