WatchDISK is no longer being actively developed. We recommend looking at PA Storage Monitor which has all of the functionality of WatchDISK with many more features.
Specifically, the Directory Growth report has almost all of WatchDISK's functionality. The File System Analyzer monitor is the one that collects the data.
PA WatchDISK provides what you need most to manage your network storage: Information. Many tools can display current directory sizes, but only PA WatchDISK can show how those sizes have evolved over time.
This is critical information if you need to:
Though some people prefer WatchDISK, most end up preferring the power and reporting available in PA Storage Monitor. The Disk Space Growth Report shown as the first screenshot contains most of WatchDISK's functionality. It's worth a look.
PA WatchDISK scans directory structures and stores the sizes of each directory. These stored sizes provide a historical snapshot of your server's disk space usage on a directory by directory basis. Comparing current sizes to previous sizes allows you to very quickly see which directories have grown and project future disk capacity needs.
PA WatchDISK's intelligent sorting, simple drill-down user interface, and reports make it easy to quickly find the information you need.
Naturally low disk space alerts haven't been forgotten. But PA WatchDISK goes one step further: Besides just alerting on low disk space, it can alert you on significant changes in disk space usage as well.
Our unique technology lets you not only see the current sizes of directories, but also the sizes of those directories in the past. With this information, PA WatchDISK makes it very simple to see which directories have grown (drilling down to find a diskhog is literally just a few clicks). PA WatchDISK's reports also make projecting future disk space needs easier by looking at your current storage trends. Administrators at Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and universities around the world have trusted PA WatchDISK for over 19 years.
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