Report Management Options

DiskSavvy allows one to keep a user-specified number of reports in a reports directory or an SQL database while automatically deleting old reports and freeing up the used disk space. These features are especially useful for fully automated disk space analysis operations when the user needs to keep a history of report files in a reports directory or a history of reports in the SQL database.

The 'Keep in Reports Directory' option is applicable to HTML, PDF, text, Excel CSV, XML and DiskSavvy native reports saved in a reports directory using the DiskSavvy GUI application or the DiskSavvy command line utility. After saving each new report file, DiskSavvy will check if there are too many reports of the same type (HTML, PDF, XML, CSV, etc.) in the reports directory and delete old reports according to the user-specified configuration.

The 'Keep in SQL Database' option is applicable to reports submitted to an SQL database using the DiskSavvy GUI application or the DiskSavvy command line utility. After saving each new report to the SQL database, DiskSavvy will check if there are too many reports from the same host computer, for the same set of input disks and directories and delete old reports according to the user-specified configuration.

The 'Excel CSV Reports Delimiter' option provides the ability to customize the Excel CSV reports field delimiter. Normally, CSV reports are saved with the comma ',' character as the field delimiter, but the comma character is a valid file name character and therefore file names containing the comma character will span multiple data fields in an Excel CSV datasheet. In order to properly export file names containing the comma character to CSV reports, the user needs to change the Excel CSV reports field delimiter to the Tab character, which cannot be used in file names.

The 'Report Files Date Format' option provides the ability to customize the reports date format. By default, DiskSavvy use an easily readable date format. In addition, the user is provided with a number of alternative date formats and allowing one to sort disk space analysis results by the last modification date in Excel CSV reports.

The 'Save File Categories' option allows one to enable/disable exporting of file categories to HTML, PDF, text, Excel CSV and XML reports. The second-level file categories are available when reports are saved using the DiskSavvy GUI application manually. Automatically generated reports or reports saved using the DiskSavvy command line utility always saved without file categories. When the 'Save File Categories' option is enabled, DiskSavvy GUI application will save second-level file categories to HTML, text, Excel CSV and XML reports.

The 'Save Compressed Report Files' option allows one to save automatically generated HTML, text, Excel CSV and XML reports as GZ compressed archive files.