Monday, January 18, 2010

Disk Space - finding big, old PSTs

Since I suggested SpaceSniffer a while ago it has rapidly spread around the office - its fast, accurate, doesn't require installation and has proved itself a few times in tracking down big data hiding on the network.

It becomes a lot more powerful with a filter applied though - once the scan is complete (which can to be fair take a while on a terabyte drive!) you can apply filters which take effect in seconds to only show certain file types, sizes and ages. 

One filter I have been using a lot is what I call the big, old PST filter:

*.pst;>1mb;>1years

This shows any PST over 1mb, older than a year.  Damn those users and their pesky huge email archives!  We'll get 'em.

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