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    Software to auto archive/move files based on last accessed date

    We're trying to decrease the number of files on our home drives and file servers and are looking for some software that constantly checks files last accessed date, and say if its not been accessed in 2 years is moved to an archive server/location, We have found Cyber-D's autodelete and although it looks good and works great locally, it fails to work on our mapped drives/unc locations. Does anyone know of some software that can do this? Must be free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by denzal2k4 View Post
    . Does anyone know of some software that can do this? Must be free!

    Thanks in advance
    Depending on how much time you have, and how "pretty" you want it, VBscript/BAT? Can setup a simple timer/sched task, that will loop through the files and check last accessed dates.

    Simple, but works. But as I said, guess it depends how pretty/"supported" you want it to be?

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    Could do that, I just thought there must be something out there that already does it, it's nothing to obscure we're asking for. How would we determine last accessed date from a batch file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by denzal2k4 View Post
    Could do that, I just thought there must be something out there that already does it, it's nothing to obscure we're asking for. How would we determine last accessed date from a batch file?
    As a quick example, If you do a dir "path" /T:A that'll show time accessed
    /T:C = created
    /T:W = modified

    etc

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    *BUMP*

    Just wondering whether anyone could tell me a piece of software that can do this, rather than the batch file method?

    I am currently using Treesize and Foldersize but they aren't very helpful at organising lists of files/folders by date added/modified.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandgeekmafia78 View Post
    *BUMP*

    Just wondering whether anyone could tell me a piece of software that can do this, rather than the batch file method?

    I am currently using Treesize and Foldersize but they aren't very helpful at organising lists of files/folders by date added/modified.

    Thanks.
    How about SteveD21sEpicBackUperLot, Now only 19.99. Involves single BAT line within exe, and pretty coloured background

    But in all seriousness, What is it you're after that needs a program? Considering most backup programs just run over these commands anyway.

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    Basically I'm trying to do a clear up on our file server because we are running out of space. I'm positive there are gigs and gigs of data just sitting there unused, so I'd like to archive this data somewhere. A batch file wouldn't suffice as it would need to troll through terabytes of data. I've started using 'Belvedere' and it seems to do the trick. I just thought there would already be some software out there dedicated to this sort of file management.

    Ta.

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    I've done this in the past with a robocopy script, and that worked fine even though it was going over hundreds of gig. It turned out to be limited in its effectiveness though, as our server migration had re-stamped everything with that day's date.

    You say that CyberD doesn't work across mapped drives, but why does it need to? Can you not just run it from the servers themselves, then all the files will still be local?

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