Is there a tool to measure level of data change on a File Server?
Posted on 2009-05-12
I'm looking for a way to measure the about of data changed in a week on a standard Windows 2003 file server?
I'd like to see not only the amount and size of files changed (I guess looking at a daily differential backup after a full could tell you me this) but I'd also like to see how much of the file has been changed. Example. A 30MB spreadsheet is updated 3 times a week and I'd like to know how much of that 30MB was changed as it may be only a few KB at a time rather than blindly thinking it's always 30MB.
I'm looking to replicate the changed data to another location and the method I'm using will replicate only the delta information changed so if I measure in that out of a 500GB file system, 10GB of files are changed per week, I need to know how much of those 10Gbs of files are changed as the transfer will only replicate the actual delta changes, not the entire file.
Hope this makes sense and someone knows about this?