How to work out who is using the space on SBS 2008 users folders

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Hi,

I have an SBS 2008 server with the usual "Users" folder which is automatically created by SBS. This is being backed up by 3rd party backup software.

The backup has grown hugely, leading me to believe that one of the users has added a large number of files which may not need to be backed up. The trouble is I do not know which user.

I cannot size the folders as the permissions set up by SBS 2008 does not allow access to the folders. I could change the ownership on each folder, but I'd rather not do that.

Can anyone suggest a way to measure the size of each folder?

Thanks,

Richard
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT Administration

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There is a software we use call Beyond Compare, it check a lot of stuff, try it.
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Sorry, that doesn't help, it just says access denied.

Richard
Try Treesize, which is a free software that tells you the size of each folder/sub-folder.
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Apparently no answer to this one, as none of the proposed solutions got over the security issue!

Richard
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I'll happily repost this question with new points if anyone has a solution that can size folders despite the security restrictions, perhaps by running in the backup context.

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