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Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2012 11:10 AM
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I would like to know the size increase rate of a disk drive that stores database backups.

I have overheard from some network people they have a tool to check that, for example to find out in last year- each month what is the size increase of the drive/folder.

Anyone knows what the tool is?

Thanks
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Posted Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:11 AM


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You could just query the backupset table and get the space of the backups that way, unless the drive/folders also store none backup files.



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Posted Thursday, December 6, 2012 7:02 AM
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Couldn't monitoring tools such as SCOM accomplish what you are trying to do?

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Posted Thursday, December 6, 2012 2:17 PM
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We capture size a different way, however you can use backup_size in backupset, write to a dim/fact table and build a cube off of. Then drop in an excel pivot table to drive a nice chart showing growth over time..

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Chris
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Posted Friday, December 7, 2012 6:58 AM
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I found this software back in the summer. Has a 15 day free trial. I installed it for testing and it was nice. You can see if it will do what you are wanting.


http://www.foldersizes.com/index.htm

(I have no affiliation with the software company.)
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