Posted on 2006-05-03
Does anyone know of software that will track hard drives for distribution?
What i mean is the following.
We have 70 computers in our office, all with 100+ gig hard drives; the users are only using about 15% of the drives leaving about 75 gigs or more of free space. We have a full gig network and want to take advantage of our drive space.
We thought there might be a client/server application that would track and distribute data across these drives, then allow the users to MAP A NETWORK DRIVE to the server that is controlling the database just like it was a physical drive on the server.
I don’t know how else to describe it.
Say it’s simple
User A 50 gigs
User B 75 gigs
User C 75 gigs
TOTAL 200 gigs free.
Each user has drive client mapped back to database, database registers 200 gigs of free space and tracks the use of each client, you should be able to manually allocate space on the client, so the tracker does not get confused, this space also needs to be changed by the user as they require more/less space.
User b goes offline; the data still needs to be retrievable via user A and or C.
Does this make sense?
I have herd IBM or Sun might have something to do this.