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FS Analyser - Speed

Created: 08 Jan 2013 • Updated: 09 Jan 2013 | 2 comments
MMcCr's picture
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I wonder if anyone with experience of using the FS Analyser tool would mind sharing thier experiance on how fast/slow it is per GB and by number of files to analyse a file system.

i.e. xx Files/hr or xxGB/hour

I'm looking at using in anger and know this will be the first question asked.

(Fully apreciate network speeds/storage speed etc all have an influence, its simply a yard stick of performance of the tool I need, most of the time goign to SQL.)

Thanks in advance,


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AndrewB's picture

i've actually had really good results with this tool. i've analyzed dozens of windows file servers with tens of millions of files in a single day. some of the servers were across the WAN too. just make sure to use a good sql backend and not do the hash checking because that will bring it to a crawl.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner |

MMcCr's picture

Thanks AndrewB -cheers for the hint too :-)