How can I track who is saving large files to the network?
Posted on 2008-06-18
I need a way to monitor our network drives so that when someone saves a large amount of data to them we get either an alert or some sort of log that we can view. The key thing is that we need to know who has saved the data.
The problem that we are having is that we will have say 10GB left on one of the network shares. Someone will then try and save data to it totalling 12GB. When the drive runs out of space the user will realise its their data that has caused the problem and delete it.
We have monitoring software in place that alerts us when the drive space is running low (goes below 2 GB) but by the time we logon and search the drive the user has already deleted what they saved so we are unable to find out who it was.
If we need to buy software to do this that is fine but if there is another way that would be good.
Shared drives are on Windows Server 2003.
Client computers running a mix of Windows 2K and XP.