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Replica Volumesize per share RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    is there any tick or powershell command to find out how many disk space is allocated on a per share base ? We backing up a file Server with different Shares and we only can see the total allocated volume size but we are not able to find out which file share does allocate how many of the total size.

    Regards

    Marco

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:18 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    The Replica volume usage is a identical to the protected servers usage, so I am assuming you want to know how much recovery point space is used by each share.  This is not calculable due to the way VSS works.  Snapshots are done for the entire volume and there is no way to know how much disk space of each snapshot is used by a folder or file.


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    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:54 PM
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  • Hi,

    but the share is linked to a Folder and as i can restore Folder and files one by one DPM should be able to calculate how mach data is backed up per Folder tree, right?

    regards

    marco

    Monday, December 17, 2012 4:52 PM
  • Hi,

    So now I am assuming you want space used on the replica volume for each share ?   Since the DPM replica volume is an exact copy of the source protected volume, it will be easier to gather that information from the protected server.  Go to the protected server and see how much space is used for each subfolder / share that you want information for. Please see if Disk Usage utility fits your needs:

    Disk Usage v1.4
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896651

    Du (disk usage) reports the disk space usage for the directory you specify. By default it recurses directories to show the total size of a directory and its subdirectories.


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    Monday, December 17, 2012 8:35 PM
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  • Hi,

    this does not help as we Need the disk space that is alocated on the DPM Server. We know how much space is used on the protected Server but this is not the same size of data as stored on the DPM disk. Reason for asking this is the following. We plan to use DPM as the backup solution for a Multi tenant infrastructure and we Need to know how much "Money" we have to collect from each tenant based on his backup volume. As Microsoft is forcing the cloud discussion with System Center 2012 we are wondering how this should work in Terms of DPM. We have a working 3rd Party solution but for different reasons it would be better to be able to use DPM.

    Regards

    Marco

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:56 PM
  • Hi,

    Sorry, DPM does not have any provisions of calculating disk usage at the share or directory level.


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    Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:08 AM
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