DiskSavvy Server Configuration

DiskSavvy Server provides a large set of configuration options allowing one to customize product features and easily integrate the product into a user-specific network environment. In order to open the main options dialog, press the 'Options' button located on the main toolbar. The 'General' tab includes a set of general purpose options allowing one to customize the product for user-specific needs.

DiskSavvy Server General Configuration Options
  • Process System Files - this option enables scanning and analysis of system and hidden directories and files.
  • Detect Recursive Directories - this option enables automatic detection of potentially recursive directory structures which can result in endless directory scanning loops.
  • Process Directory Links and Junctions - this option enables scanning and analysis of directory links and junctions. By default, in order to prevent repeated analysis of directories with multiple entry points, this option is disabled.
  • Show Directory and File Scanning Errors - this option enables display of additional error messages for directory and file scanning errors.
  • Scan Hidden Network Shares - this option enables search and discovery of hidden network shares in network servers and NAS storage devices.
  • Request Admin Scanning Permissions - this option enables administrative permissions for directory scanning operations allowing one to scan and analyze protected directories.
  • Do Not Format Disk Space In Reports - this option disables formatting of disk space in disk space analysis reports.
  • Abort Operation on Critical Errors - this option aborts disk space analysis operations when a directory scanning error is detected. By default, this option is disabled and all directory scanning errors are just logged in the error log.
  • Show Verbose Debug Messages - this option enables additional verbose debug and error messages.
  • Enable Crash Log File - this option enables a special crash log file to be continuously saved during the disk space analysis process in order to help to identify root causes of critical bugs and problems. By default, this option is disabled and in normal circumstances there is no need to enable this option.

DiskSavvy Server Advanced Configuration Options

The 'Advanced' options tab provides the ability to configure the maximum number of total errors, the maximum number of consecutive errors, the minimum amount of the free system memory, the disk space analysis tasks logs directory, the disk space analysis errors logs directory, the error e-mail notifications address and periodic status reports notifications.

DiskSavvy Server Advanced Configuration Options
  • Maximum Number of Total Errors - this option controls the maximum number of total directory and file scanning errors for a disk space analysis operation. If a disk space analysis operation will reach the maximum number of total errors, the analysis operation will be aborted.
  • Maximum Number of Consecutive Errors - this option controls the maximum number of consecutive directory and file scanning errors for a disk space analysis operation. If a disk space analysis operation will reach the maximum number of consecutive errors, the analysis operation will be aborted.
  • Minimum Amount of Free System Memory - this option enables monitoring of the free system memory during the disk space analysis process. If the amount of the free system memory will drop below the specified minimum, all disk space analysis operation will be aborted. This option prevents excessive memory usage when analyzing huge file systems containing tens and hundreds of millions of files.
  • Tasks Logs Directory - this option enables disk space analysis tasks log files to be saved in a user-specified directory.
  • Errors Logs Directory - this option enables disk space analysis error log files to be saved in a user-specified directory.
  • Error E-Mail Notifications - this option enables error E-Mail notifications to be sent when a disk space analysis operation fails. The user needs to specify an E-Mail address to send notifications to and configure an SMTP server to use on the 'E-Mail' tab.
  • Status Reports E-Mail Notifications - this option enables periodic status reports to be sent to a user-specified E-Mail address.

DiskSavvy Server Reports Configuration Options

The 'Reports' tab provides the ability to control and customize various types of disk space analysis reports. The 'Keep in Reports Directory' option controls how many report files for each disk space analysis command are kept in the reports directory when automatic generation of HTML, PDF, XML, Excel CSV or text reports is enabled. When the number of report files in the reports directory reaches the specified limit, DiskSavvy Server will automatically delete oldest report files. The 'Keep in SQL Database' option controls how many disk space analysis reports for each disk space analysis command are kept in the SQL database when automatic generation of SQL database reports is enabled.

DiskSavvy Server Reports Configuration Options

The 'Excel CSV Reports Delimiter' option provides the ability to set a custom field delimiter used to save Excel CSV reports. The 'Report Files Date Format' allows one to customize the date format used in disk space analysis reports. The 'Save File Categories' option enables export of second-level file categories in disk space analysis reports. The 'Save Compressed Report Files' option enables compressed report files for HTML, CSV, XML and text reports.

DiskSavvy Server SQL Database Integration

DiskSavvy Server provides the ability to save disk space analysis reports to an SQL database allowing one to keep a history of reports for future review and analysis. In order to enable automatic SQL database reports for a disk space analysis command, open the disk space analysis command dialog, press the 'Options' button, select the 'Advanced' tab, enable the 'Save Report' option, select the 'SQL Database' report format and press the 'Save' button.

DiskSavvy Server SQL Database Integration

DiskSavvy Server exports SQL database reports through the ODBC database interface, which should be configured to operate properly. In order to configure the ODBC database interface, open the main options dialog, select the 'Database' tab, enable the ODBC database interface, specify the ODBC data source, ODBC user name and password to use to save reports to the SQL database.

DiskSavvy Server User Name, Password and Ports

The 'Server' tab allows one to change the DiskSavvy Server user name and password (default is admin/admin) used by the DiskSavvy client GUI application and the DiskSavvy command line utility to login to DiskSavvy Server. In addition, the user is provided with the ability to change the default TCP/IP port used by the DiskSavvy server.

DiskSavvy Server Ports Configuration Options

Finally, DiskSavvy Enterprise provides the ability to enable a web-based management interface allowing one to control disk space analysis operations and review disk space analysis results using a regular web browser locally or through the network. In order to be able to control DiskSavvy via the network, the server control port and/or the web-based interface port should be open in the server's firewall.

DiskSavvy Server E-Mail Notifications Options

DiskSavvy Server and DiskSavvy Enterprise provide the ability to send E-Mail notifications when a user-specified disk space analysis rule is triggered for one or more disks or directories.

DiskSavvy Server E-Mail Notifications Options

In order to configure an SMTP E-Mail server to use to send E-Mail notifications, open the main options dialog, select the 'E-Mail' tab, enter the SMTP server host name, SMTP server port, SMTP user name, password and the source E-Mail address to use to send E-Mail notifications.