Solved

Identifying old data

Posted on 2010-09-23
7
599 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
We are currently planning a large file server migration. Many of our file servers are very old and contain shares with data that hasn't been modifed in years (old departments and users etc), in this case we would like to consider not migrating the data or perhaps archiving or even deleting it. I need a tool, script or process for identifying shares (or folders) which contain data that hasn't been modified in a specified amount of time.

If the tool could be run against a server and generate some kind of report it would be most helpful.

These servers are frequently backed up so the tool would need to work with modified date rather than accessed date.
0
Comment
Question by:SoftDesignServices
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:smartsid
ID: 33742519
Are you looking for any tools to generate such report or any VB script which will do same work will work ?
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:B12BLIB
ID: 33742524
Treesize pro trial should help you out.
0
 

Author Comment

by:SoftDesignServices
ID: 33742559
Either, however a tool/app might be preferable though. Something that could generate a report with last the last modified date of the most recent file. Size of folder, number of files etc.. would be great.
0
PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

 

Author Comment

by:SoftDesignServices
ID: 33742698
Treesize is almost there however in the case of user folders for example there are thousands and i would have to click on each one to find if it had been modifed recently or not.

It would be nice to point it to g:\users for example and for it give me a list of folders not modifed in 2 years and/or a list of current ones.
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
B12BLIB earned 500 total points
ID: 33742741
Treesize Pro does just that... It shows which directories hold most data, last date accessed or modified, size, last accessed by etc etc. You can export findings to various file formats etc.
0
 

Author Comment

by:SoftDesignServices
ID: 33742848
Thanks. When you export to excel with only the tree you expand and then you can use excel to sort etc... Cheers, funny it turned out to be a tool i already had installed.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:B12BLIB
ID: 33742907
Not a problem. Used the same solution various times. Though I thought I was able to sort date within Treesize :) (Depending on amount of data. No interest in crashing the session)

Good luck!
0

Featured Post

Free NetCrunch network monitor licenses!

Only on Experts-Exchange: Sign-up for a free-trial and we'll send you your permanent license!

Here is what you get: 30 Nodes | Unlimited Sensors | No Time Restrictions | Absolutely FREE!

Act now. This offer ends July 14, 2017.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

by Batuhan Cetin Within the dynamic life of an IT administrator, we hold many information in our minds like user names, passwords, IDs, phone numbers, incomes, service tags, bills and the order from our wives to buy milk when coming back to home.…
I've always wanted to allow a user to have a printer no matter where they login. The steps below will show you how to achieve just that. In this Article I'll show how to deploy printers automatically with group policy and then using security fil…
Come and listen to Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev discuss what’s new in Percona open source software, including Percona Server for MySQL (https://www.percona.com/software/mysql-database/percona-server) and MongoDB (https://www.percona.com/software/mongo-…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question