|Subject:||Automated storage reporting|
|Posted by:||kevin (kev…@discussions.microsoft.com)|
|Date:||Thu, 30 Apr 2009|
I have an environment with Windows 2008 (file servers) and Windows 2003
servers. Iâ€™m looking for a solution to help me track storage utilization
(eg. By volume) over time so I can make storage related decisions. It would
also help me plan for a new BDR solution Iâ€™m looking at that would ship data
to an offsite storage location (at the vendor; it does this by volume).
Emailing reports and saving them to a folder location/database would be good
I have looked at the FSRM reports and, while theyâ€™re useful if I want to
know user and file usage, it doesnâ€™t seem to give me what Iâ€™m after. Volume
Quotas only seem to be able to warn me at thresholds but not give me the
trending information Iâ€™m looking for.
I had thought about trying to use Performance Monitor logging; scripting;
etc. But would prefer something more turn-key, unless someone has already
worked up a procedure/script that I could use.
So, what solutions would you recommend for this? Naturally, if it was
built-in that would be best but Iâ€™ll take 3rd party open/closed source
solutions as well.