Analyzing Disk Space Usage on Multiple Hosts
DiskSavvy Ultimate provides the ability to submit disk space usage reports from multiple servers and desktop computers into a centralized SQL database, analyze disk space usage reports and display various types of charts showing disk space usage per host allowing one to gain an in-depth visibility into disk space usage patterns across the entire enterprise.
In order to perform advanced disk space usage analysis, the user needs to connect DiskSavvy to an SQL Database, perform disk space analysis on multiple hosts using the DiskSavvy GUI application or the DiskSavvy command line utility and submit reports from all hosts to the SQL database. Once reports from all hosts are in the database, open the 'Database' dialog and press the 'Hosts' button to open the 'Hosts Statistics' dialog.
disksavvy -analyze -dir \\server\share -host <Host Name> -save_to_database
The simplest way to submit reports from multiple servers or desktop computers is to use the DiskSavvy command line utility to analyze all the required hosts through the network. In order to simplify submission of reports to the SQL database, the command line utility may be executed on the same host where the SQL database is installed on. In this case, the user needs to specify one or more network shares to be processed and the host name to be set for each report.
disksavvy -analyze -dir <Local Directory> -save_report <File Name>
Another option is to execute the command line utility on each specific host, save disk space analysis reports and later submit report files from all hosts to the SQL database using the DiskSavvy GUI application. In this case, there is no need to set the host name, which will be set automatically to the name of the host the command line utility is executed on.