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  • Share size propery

    Hi,
    Could someone guide me around a way to report on the share "size property" for all servers.What I was able to find in only the File/Directory template.

    Thanks
    Shankar

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    Re: Share size propery

    Shares don't have an actual size property, but rather it has to be calculated. You'll notice if you use Explorer, it will sit there and calculate the size of all the files in the directories on the share. Exporter Pro has a field called Dir Files(bytes) that will essentially to the same thing. Keep in mind it will have to go through all the files on the server/share to get the file sizes from them, so it can take awhile to run.

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    • #3
      Re: Share size propery

      Thanks for the quick reply,
      So if i wanted to do it on all servers then i would have to check the option where it says under "Driectory scan options" Scan top-level path and all subdirectories"

      So what in case if i wanted to do it on quite a number of servers
      On an average it takes more than 5 minutes for a single server (any other suggestions/advice?)
      is there any other way of getting this information out through an wmi query etc.

      thanks
      shankar

      [This message has been edited by shaloy (edited 02-23-2009).]

      [This message has been edited by shaloy (edited 02-23-2009).]

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      • #4
        Re: Share size propery

        That is correct, and you'll end up with quite a large file. If that won't work for your situation, search online for a utility called TreeSize Pro. I don't know the costs these days, but have heard it is great for producing the kind of report you are looking for.

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        • #5
          Re: Share size propery

          Ehmmm ! well I have got Tree size pro though, It leaves me the option of scanning each and every server individually though you can schedule a task.

          Also i did find that it again scans the file under a folder rather than a share.It leaves to me a point where i need to identify which shares are on which drive and then schedule a scan.(if i am not wrong)

          Right It has taken for me about 12 mins for hyena to output the results of file/directory on a server.

          Thanks
          Shankar

          [This message has been edited by shaloy (edited 02-23-2009).]

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