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Numerous Standard Reports

Eight standard report types

Generating reports is easy because Novell File Reporter comes with eight standard report options that can be selected from a drop-down menu. Each of the report types are summarized below:

Report Type Explanation
Summary Report Provides an overview of how the storage space is being used on the storage resource. The report is relatively small in comparison to the other reports because it merely summarizes each folder in the storage resource with the file count, the cumulative size of the files, and the percentage of disk space that each folder and its contents are taking up within a storage resource.
Access Date Age Report Presents storage data according to when files were last accessed. Using this report, you can determine which files have not been accessed for a given amount of time and then decide whether to delete, archive, or move those files to less expensive storage.
Modification Date Age Report Presents storage data according to when files were last modified. Using this report, you can determine which files have not been modified in a given amount of time and then decide whether to delete, archive, or move those files to less expensive storage.
Filename Extension Report Groups data according to filename extension. This report is good for determining file types that you do not want stored on your network drives. For example, you can easily identify who is storing .MP3 or .MOV files.
Owner Report Groups data according to file owners. If it is determined that a select number of users are using a disproportionate amount of storage, you can see what these users are storing and if they are justified in doing so.
Duplicate File Report Indicates duplicate versions of files being stored and their locations. A principle objective to any organization determined to limit network storage usage is to eliminate duplicate versions of files, and then place individual files to be shared in a shared network location.
Comparison Report Presents side-by-side data from two scans showing files that have been added or deleted between two points in time. Using this report, you can determine why storage consumption increased from one date to another, or how much of an impact a comprehensive network storage cleanup had.
Storage Cost Report Indicates storage charges according to storage allocation charges established in the optional Charge Back setting. You can use this report to determine which users or groups are being irresponsible regarding network storage practices.

 

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