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Corner Bowl Disk Monitor

Enterprise Disk Space Monitoring Software

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Free disk space and directory size monitoring software
for IT professionals.

Centrally monitor server disk consumption and directory sizes, graphically view directory sizes, scan directory permissions and automtically delete old database backups, log files and temporary files.

Featrues at a Glance

  • Optionally stores data to SQL Server or MySQL.
  • Single installation monitors your entire network.
  • Includes tray icon status.
  • Supports fully customizable email alerts as well as many other types of notifications and actions including desktop popups, remote execute and SNMP traps.
  • No installation requirements on managed computers

Free Disk Space Monitoring

  • Monitors free disk space, change in free space, SMART predictive disk failure notifications and online status.
  • Automatically creates disk utilization summary reports ideal for large networks.
  • Displays standard SMART variables such as disk temperature and raw read error rate.
  • Automatically defragments disks and deletes temporary files on all networked computers.
  • Generates largest files, file extension break down and active or idle file reports.
  • Sends notification and saves history when files and directories are changed, created, renamed and deleted.
  • Creates directory size and sub-directory detail summary reports suited for comparing directory structures and content across multiple computers.
  • Automatically publishes summary and free disk space reports to your Intranet web server.
  • Includes historical free disk space and directory size charts.

Directory Size Monitor

The directory monitor enables you to receive notification when a directory exceeds a maximum size or when a directory changes a certain amount between scans. For example, receive notification when a directory exceeds 10 GBs or when a directory increases in size by 100 MBs within a 24 hour period.

Directory/File Change Monitor

Get notified or log every time a file or sub-directory is created, modified, deleted or renamed with our Directory Watcher. Further configure the Directory Watcher to limit results to a specific set of files using inclusion and exclusion masks. For example, log all changes to files with a .txt extension but exclude files named *_output.txt. Results can be emailed or simply logged to a CSV file fulfilling imposed compliance requirements.

Maximum File Count Monitor

Disk Monitor includes a file count monitor which will notify you when the directory contains more that the expected number of files. For example, get notified when a directory contains more than 1000 files. Once a monitor threshold such as 1000 files is crossed, the directory monitor will fire actions such as remotely executing a script or sending an email.

Executive Summary Free Disk Space Reporting

Automatically receive executive summary reports for all your servers that graphically summarize free disk space, disk space utilization over time, and include SMART predictive failure status. Disk space reports can be emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis and report content, look and feel can be customized using your own Email and HTML Templates.

Executive Summary Directory Size Reporting

Automatically receive executive summary reports for monitored directories that graphically summarize directory size, file count, sub-directory count, and optionally include sub-directory detail. Directory size reports can be emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis and report content, look and feel can be customized using your own Email and HTML Templates.

File Extension Reporting

Disk Monitor enables you to generate on-demand File Extension Reports. File Extension Reports list the present extensions, total size and file count. Once complete you can drill down into a directory structure to see to which sub-directory files of interest reside, print the report and export to a file.

File Access Reporting

Disk Monitor enables you to generate on-demand File Access Reports. File Access Reports list out recently access files or files not accessed since a specific date. For example, you can receive a report that lists the top ten recently accessed files within a directory structure. Once complete the report can be printed, exported to a file and re-run with different options.

Directory/File Access Permissions Reporting

In an effort to satisfy compliance requirements such as those laid out by Sarbanes Oxley auditors, Disk Monitor includes directory and file access permissions reports. Access permission reports list the permissions assigned to all users and groups for a given directory, sub-directories, and the files contained within. For example, generate a report that lists which users have read access to a directory that contains financial documents. Once complete interactively filter by directory and/or user, print the report, export the report to an HTML document, text file or CSV file.

Features at a Glance
  • Limit results to specific access permissions (e.g. Read, Write, Delete, etc.)
  • Detail permissions for sub-directories and files or concatenate permissions to a single line item
  • Optionally lists access type (Allowed, Denied, or Audit)
  • Optionally lists access flags (e.g. Object Inherit, Container Inherit, Inherited, etc.)
  • Optionally Validates each assigned user or group against your Active Directory server
  • Optionally displays directory and file owners
  • Optionally hides SYSTEM account, BUILTIN Users and Groups, and Trusted Installer Service account
  • Optionally include or exclude all sub-directories and files
  • Export the report to HTML, text or CSV

Largest Files Reporting and Management

Running out of disk space? Use Disk Monitor to quickly identify the largest files on all your networked computers. Our interactive Largest Files Reports enable you to scan Windows, Linux, and Unix computers for the largest files on a disk or within a directory. Once complete you can delete files directly from within the report, print the report, export the report to a file and re-run the report to show more files.

Features at a Glance
  • Scans local and remote Windows computers as well as remote Linux and Unix computers running Samba
  • Configure the number of files to return
  • Delete files directly within the report
  • Export the report to HTML, text or CSV
  • Optionally write the report in Unicode format
  • Overwrite, backup or append to a previous report

Generate Temporary Directory/File Reports

Disk Monitor enables you to generate on-demand Temporary Files Reports. Temporary Files Reports list all SYSTEM, USER and Internet Explorer temporary directories on local and remote computers. The total size, file count, and sub-directory count is summed and listed. Once complete you can drill down into sub-directories to view the details within each temporary directory, delete temporary directory contents including files and sub-directories, print the report, and export the report to a file.

Automatically Delete Temporary Files on Remote Computers

Do some of the Windows services or applications you run constantly fill up your hard drives with temporary files? Don't get caught with a full hard drive. Free up your time by using Disk Monitor to automatically delete temporary files contained in all the SYSTEM, USER and Internet Explorer temporary directories on both local and remote Windows computers.

Schedule Stale Database Backups and IIS Log Files for Deletion

Do you find yourself logging into your production web servers and database servers every month to manually remove old SQL Server backups, MySQL backups and IIS logs? We did, but not anymore thanks to Disk Monitor. Disk Monitor now includes a Directory Cleaner component that automatically deletes old database backups, IIS logs and any type of file once it has reached a particular age, such as 2 weeks old.

Features at a Glance
  • Generate interactive on-demand temporary files reports for any Windows computer on your network
  • Schedule temporary files, database backups, IIS logs and any type of file to be deleted on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
  • Deletes SYSTEM, USER and Internet Explorer temporary files on local and remote Windows computers
  • Limit file and sub-directory deletes to a specific age such as 7 days
  • Emails a detailed report upon completion

Active Directory Auto Configurator

The Active Directory monitoring tool or Auto Configurator enables you to automatically manage computers as they are added to your network or domain. For example, if on average you add several servers a week to your network, you can use the Auto Configurator to monitor the directory entry those computers are placed. Once discovered a disk monitor template you define is assigned to all discovered administrator disk shares enabling you to automatically receive notification when free disk space is running low or a SMART predictive failure is triggered. Disk Monitor will even automatically delete unnecessary SYSTEM and USER temporary files.

Features at a Glance
  • Create unique monitoring configurations across multiple directory entries and Active Directory servers
  • Schedule daily and weekly scans
  • Recursively scan sub-directory entries for all computers
  • Define a list of computers to ignore
  • Assign a free disk space monitor, a SMART predictive failure monitor, and automatically delete temporary files
  • Emails a detailed report upon completion

Architecture

Corner Bowl Disk Monitor is a functional sub-set of Corner Bowl Server Manager and consists of three major components:

The Console is used to configure monitors and reports.

The Windows Service executes scheduled monitors and fires alerts and actions.

The Tray Icon responsible for firing user interface dependent alerts (message box, sound, system tray popup, etc.) including application status.

 

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