Compare growth trends for a storage resource between two points in time
Novell File Reporter doesn't just report storage data through the System Inventory and standard reports. It also lets you view volume storage trending. Using the Trend Data feature, you can compare growth trends for a storage resource between two points in time. The data includes number of files, overall file size, available free space, and more.
The information you get from Trend Data can help you determine the growth rate on a volume, calculate when you will be near capacity, and budget for more storage long before you need it.
Trend Data can also compare the growth rate of one volume with other volumes. You can use this as a means of investigating unusual growth trends. For example, if you see that the available disk space has diminished dramatically over a short period of time, you could run an Owner Report to see who is storing the most files.