In order to perform a simple disk space analysis operation using the DiskSavvy client GUI application, press the 'Analyze' button located
on the main toolbar, add one or more disks, directories or network shares to analyze and press the 'Analyze' button. For advanced disk
space analysis options press the 'Options' button located on the 'Analysis' dialog.
When the disk space analysis process will be completed, DiskSavvy will display the disk space analysis results dialog showing the analyzed
disks, directories and network shares sorted by the amount of the used disk space. In addition to the disk space usage results displayed
in the top view, the bottom view will show categories of files according to the currently selected file categorization mode.
DiskSavvy is capable of categorizing disk space analysis results by the file type, extension, creation, last modification and last access times,
user name, etc. In order to change file categories displayed in the bottom view, click on the file categories drop box and select an appropriate
file categorization mode. In addition, the DiskSavvy client GUI application allows one to filter disk space analysis results by a file category,
extension, user name, etc., save various types of disk space usage reports, generate pie charts and perform file management operations on files
or categories of files.
Analyzing Network Servers and NAS Storage Devices
In order to simplify analysis of network servers and NAS storage devices, the DiskSavvy client GUI application provides the ability to scan the network,
detect servers and NAS storage devices and then analyze all accessible network shares in one or more servers or NAS storage devices. In order to detect
network servers and NAS storage devices, press the 'Network' button located on the main toolbar and wait until DiskSavvy will finish scanning the network.
Once the network scanning process is complete, DiskSavvy will show the list of detected servers and NAS storage devices. For each network server or NAS
storage device, DiskSavvy will show the server name, the server comment, the number of accessible network shares, the total amount of disk space,
the amount of used disk space and the amount of free disk space. In order to see the list of network shares for a network server, click on the server
item in the network servers view. In order to analyze one or more servers or NAS storage devices, select the required servers in the network servers
view and press the 'Analyze' button.
The DiskSavvy client GUI application will automatically create a new disk space analysis command, add all accessible network shares hosted on the
selected network servers and NAS storage devices to the list of network shares to be analyzed and start the disk space analysis operation. Once the
disk space analysis process will be completed, DiskSavvy will display the disk space analysis results dialog showing disk space usage for all
analyzed network shares and allowing one to generate various types of disk space usage charts and save disk space usage reports into a number
of standard report formats including: HTML, PDF, XML, Excel CSV and plain text.