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DiskBoss Major Features

Flexense Ltd.

DiskBoss
File & Disk Manager

Major Features

Version 4.0
Nov 2013

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DiskBoss Major Features

Flexense Ltd.

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DiskBoss is an automated, rule-based file and disk mana ement solution allowin one to searc! and classif" files, #erform disk s#ace utili$ation anal"sis, detect and remo%e du#licate files, or ani$e files accordin to user-defined rules and #olicies, co#" lar e amounts of files in a fault-tolerant wa", s"nc!roni$e disks and directories, cleanu# wasted disk s#ace, etc.

&ll file mana ement o#erations are inte rated in a centrali$ed and eas"-to-use '() a##lication wit! a built-in file na%i ator allowin one to execute an" re*uired o#eration in a sin le mouse click. Fre*uentl" used file mana ement o#erations ma" be #re-confi ured as user-defined commands and executed usin t!e '() a##lication or direct deskto# s!ortcuts. DiskBoss is a !i !l" extendable and customi$able data mana ement solution allowin one to desi n custom file classification #lu ins and #ur#ose-built file mana ement o#erations usin an o#en and eas"-to-use +ML-Based format. ,ustom disk s#ace anal"sis and file mana ement o#erations ma" be inte rated into t!e #roduct, executed #eriodicall" at s#ecific time inter%als, #erformed as conditional actions in ot!er o#erations or automaticall" tri ered b" one or more c!an es in a disk or director". )n addition, )- administrators are #ro%ided wit! extensi%e database inte ration ca#abilities allowin one to submit disk s#ace anal"sis, file classification, du#licate files detection and file searc! re#orts into an ./L database. 0e#orts from multi#le ser%ers and deskto# com#uters ma" be submitted to a centrali$ed ./L database allowin one to dis#la" c!arts s!owin t!e used disk s#ace, file cate ories and du#licate files #er user or #er !ost and #ro%idin an inde#t! %isibilit" into !ow disk s#ace is used, w!at t"#es of files are stored and !ow muc! s#ace is wasted on du#licate files across t!e entire enter#rise. Finall", )- #rofessionals and enter#rises are #ro%ided wit! DiskBoss .er%er 1 a ser%er-based #roduct %ersion, w!ic! runs in t!e back round as a ser%ice and is ca#able of executin all disk s#ace anal"sis and file mana ement o#erations in a full" automatic and unattended mode. DiskBoss .er%er can be mana ed and confi ured locall" or t!rou ! t!e network usin a free network client '() a##lication or t!e DiskBoss command line utilit", w!ic! #ro%ides t!e user wit! t!e abilit" to inte rate DiskBoss2 features and ca#abilities into ot!er #roducts and solutions.

DiskBoss Major Features

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Disk "#ace $tili%ation &nal'sis


DiskBoss #ro%ides ad%anced disk s#ace utili$ation anal"sis ca#abilities allowin one to anal"$e one or more local disks, network s!ares or 4&. stora e de%ices and easil" identif" directories and files !oldin si nificant amounts of t!e disk s#ace.

-!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to browse files and directories sorted b" t!e used disk s#ace, filter anal"sis results b" t!e file extension, cate or", file si$e, last access time, user name, etc. and easil" identif" disk s#ace usa e !ots#ots. )n addition, DiskBoss allows one to #erform file mana ement o#erations on anal"sis results, enerate %arious t"#es of disk s#ace anal"sis c!arts and ex#ort re#orts into a number of standard formats suc! as 5-ML, 6xcel ,.7 and &.,)) text.

Finall", #ower com#uter users and )- #rofessionals are #ro%ided wit! extensi%e ./L database inte ration ca#abilities and t!e abilit" to define one or more conditional actions or notifications to be executed w!en t!e s#ecified conditions are met for one or more disks or directories.

DiskBoss Major Features

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File (lassi)ication
DiskBoss is ca#able of scannin disks, network s!ares and 4&. stora e de%ices and classif"in files into a cate ori$ed file !ierarc!". DiskBoss automaticall" reco ni$es more t!an 29:: file t"#es and allows one to browse t!e cate ori$ed file !ierarc!", #erform %arious file mana ement o#erations on s#ecific files or file cate ories and #!"sicall" reor ani$e files accordin to user-defined rules and #olicies.

-!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to a##l" second-le%el file cate ories and filters to file classification results allowin one to #recisel" focus on s#ecific files or file rou#s. )n addition, DiskBoss allows one to enerate %arious t"#es of c!arts and ex#ort file classification results into a number of standard formats suc! as 5-ML, text and 6xcel ,.7.

DiskBoss #ro%ides a number of file classification #lu ins allowin one to classif" files b" t!e cate or", extension, user name, file si$e, last access, modification and creation times, etc. )n addition, #ower com#uter users and )- #rofessionals are #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to desi n custom file classification #lu ins usin an o#en and eas"-to-use +ML-based format. Finall", DiskBoss #ro%ides t!e abilit" to submit file classification re#orts from multi#le ser%ers and deskto# com#uters to a centrali$ed ./L database allowin one to store a lon term !istor" of file classification re#orts and ain an in-de#t! %isibilit" into disk s#ace usa e trends.

DiskBoss Major Features

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Du#licate Files Finder


DiskBoss built-in du#licate files finder #ro%ides a lar e number of ad%anced features and ca#abilities allowin one to identif" and cleanu# du#licate files on #ersonal com#uters and enter#rise stora e s"stems. -!e du#licate files finder s!ows detected du#licates and allows one to delete du#licate files, re#lace du#licate files wit! links to ori inals or delete du#licates.

-!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to cate ori$e and filter detected du#licate files b" t!e file extension, cate or", file si$e, user name, last access time, etc. Moreo%er, DiskBoss allows one to enerate %arious t"#es of c!arts and ex#ort du#licates to 5-ML, text and ,.7 re#orts.

;ower users and )- #rofessionals are #ro%ided wit! #olic"-based du#licate files detection and remo%al ca#abilities allowin one to define custom du#licate files detection and cleanu# commands and execute t!em in a full" automatic mode usin t!e DiskBoss '() a##lication or t!e command line utilit". Finall", cor#orations and enter#rises are #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to submit re#orts from multi#le ser%ers and deskto# com#uters to a centrali$ed ./L database allowin one to anal"$e t!e disk s#ace wasted on du#licate files across t!e entire enter#rise.

DiskBoss Major Features

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*ule+Based File

rgani%ing

DiskBoss #ro%ides a ric! and #owerful set of automated, rule-based file mana ement ca#abilities allowin one to co#", mo%e, delete, com#ress, link, etc. files or file cate ories matc!in user-s#ecified rules and #olicies based on t!e file name, extension, location, cate or", last access date, modification date, creation date, binar" and text #atterns, file si$e, attributes, =;6' 6+)F ta s, etc.

-!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to define one or more file mana ement actions to be executed and s#ecif" file matc!in rules definin files or file cate ories t!e actions s!ould be a##lied to. Durin runtime, DiskBoss will scan in#ut disks and directories, a##l" file matc!in rules and execute t!e s#ecified file mana ement actions on matc!in files.

)n order to ensure #ro#er o#eration of file or ani$in actions, DiskBoss #ro%ides eas"-to-use #re%iew ca#abilities allowin one to re%iew and manuall" confirm eac! s#ecific file mana ement action. >nce tested and %alidated in t!e #re%iew mode, file or ani$in o#erations ma" be confi ured to run in a full"-automatic and unattended mode, executed #eriodicall" at s#ecific time inter%als, tri ered b" c!an es in a disk or director" or executed from a s!ell scri#t or a batc! file usin t!e DiskBoss command line utilit".

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DiskBoss Major Features

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*ule+Based File "earc,


DiskBoss #ro%ides #owerful and flexible file searc! ca#abilities allowin one to searc! files usin multi#le searc! criteria includin t!e file name, file extension, file t"#e, file si$e, last access, modification and creation times, text or binar" #atterns, =;6' 6+)F ta s, etc. -!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to define com#osite searc! *ueries usin multi#le searc! rules and a##l" t!e &4D@>0 lo ical o#erators.

>ne of t!e most #owerful ca#abilities of DiskBoss is t!e inte ration of t!e rule-based searc! features in almost all t"#es of anal"sis and file mana ement o#erations. For exam#le, disk s#ace anal"sis, du#licate files detection, file classification, file co#" and file delete o#erations ma" be #erformed on files matc!in one or more user-s#ecified rules and #olicies.

(sers are #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to dis#la" searc! results, sa%e 5-ML, text and 6xcel ,.7 re#orts and #erform file mana ement o#erations on searc! results. )n addition, DiskBoss allows one to send e-mail notifications and@or execute custom actions w!en a searc! o#eration reac!es a user-s#ecified number of searc! results. Finall", cor#orations and enter#rises are #ro%ided wit! ad%anced database inte ration ca#abilities allowin one to submit searc! re#orts into a centrali$ed ./L database.

DiskBoss Major Features

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-ig,+"#eed File "'nc,roni%ation


DiskBoss #ro%ides ad%anced file s"nc!roni$ation ca#abilities allowin one to s"nc!roni$e files between directories, local disks and network s!ares. -!e DiskBoss2 built-in file s"nc!roni$ation en ine offers numerous one-wa" and two-wa" file s"nc!roni$ation modes, t!e abilit" to s"nc s#ecific file t"#es, file com#ression ca#abilities and ad%anced #erformance tunin o#tions.

Fre*uentl" used file s"nc!roni$ation o#erations ma" be #re-confi ured for custom !ardware and stora e confi urations, sa%ed as user-defined commands and executed in a sin le mouse click. Moreo%er, DiskBoss allows one to create direct deskto# s!ortcuts for user-defined file s"nc!roni$ation commands and execute t!em directl" from t!e Bindows deskto# wit!out startin t!e main DiskBoss '() a##lication. Finall", #ower com#uter users and )- #rofessionals are #ro%ided wit! a command line utilit", w!ic! is ca#able of executin file s"nc!roni$ation commands from s!ell scri#ts and batc! files.

B" default, file s"nc!roni$ation commands are executed in t!e #re%iew mode, w!ic! #ro%ides t!e user wit! t!e abilit" to re%iew and manuall" confirm eac! s#ecific file s"nc!roni$ation action. >nce a s"nc command is tested and %erified, t!e user can confi ure t!e command to run in a full" automatic, unattended stream file s"nc!roni$ation mode. -!e stream file s"nc!roni$ation mode #erforms all file s"nc!roni$ation actions on-t!e-fl", wit!out s!owin t!e #re%iew dialo and t!erefore it is muc! faster and uses si nificantl" less s"stem memor" w!en executed on lar e file s"stems.

DiskBoss Major Features

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Fault+.olerant File (o#' and Data Migration


DiskBoss #ro%ides a lar e number of ad%anced fault-tolerant file co#" and rule-based data mi ration ca#abilities allowin one to co#" %ast amounts of files fast, efficientl" and reliabl". DiskBoss allows one to co#" files includin access control lists D&,LsE, securit" attributes, owners!i# information, timestam#s and file attributes.

-!e user is #ro%ided wit! a lar e number of flexible co#" #erformance tunin o#tions and fault tolerance ca#abilities allowin one to co#" data at %arious s#eeds, reco%er failed co#" o#erations and minimi$e t!e #otential im#act on runnin #roduction s"stems. -!e data mi ration en ine is es#eciall" o#timi$ed for modern !ardware #latforms and is ca#able of effecti%el" utili$in #owerful 0&)D controllers, multi-,;(@multi-core ser%ers and 'i abit 6t!ernet networks.

>ne of t!e most #owerful ca#abilities of t!e DiskBoss2 file co#" en ine is t!e inte ration wit! rule-based searc! features, w!ic! is allowin one to co#" or mo%e files matc!in one or more user-defined rules. For exam#le, t!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to co#" a cate or" of files wit! t!e file si$e lar er t!at a s#ecific %alue t!at were modified durin a s#ecific time #eriod or an" ot!er combination of rules s#ecif"in files t!at s!ould be co#ied. Moreo%er, DiskBoss #ro%ides t!e user wit! t!e abilit" to #erform file co#" o#erations #eriodicall" at s#ecific time inter%als or tri er #re-defined file co#" commands w!en a users#ecified number of c!an es are detected in a disk or director" makin it #ossible to easil" im#lement real-time file backu# solutions. Finall", #ower com#uter users and )- #rofessionals are #ro%ided wit! a command line utilit" ca#able of executin user-defined file co#" commands from s!ell scri#ts and batc! files enablin inte ration of DiskBoss2 file co#" and data mi ration ca#abilities wit! ot!er #roducts and solutions.

DiskBoss Major Features

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File Delete and Data /i#ing

#erations

DiskBoss #ro%ides ad%anced file delete and data wi#in o#erations allowin one to securel" wi#e confidential information, sc!edule #eriodic file delete o#erations or automaticall" tri er #olic"-based file delete o#erations accordin to user-s#ecified rules w!ile sa%in file delete lo s or ex#ortin lists of deleted files to an ./L database.

(sers re*uired to securel" wi#e confidential information are #ro%ided wit! a lar e number of different data wi#in al orit!ms ran in from a sim#le, sin le-#ass wi#e to a #owerful ?-#ass, D>D 922:.22-M com#liant data wi#in al orit!m. )n addition, DiskBoss #ro%ides t!e abilit" to a##l" different t"#es of delete o#erations for different t"#es of files. For exam#le, all t"#es of documents and ima e files ma" be securel" wi#ed w!ile all ot!er t"#es of files just deleted.

6nter#rise customers and )- #rofessions are #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to im#lement full" automated file retention #olicies usin rule-based #eriodic file delete o#erations #reconfi ured to delete files based on file creation, last modification and@or last access dates. Finall", DiskBoss .er%er can be used to automaticall" enforce ;,) and 5);;& com#liance #olicies and #erform file mana ement o#erations on s#ecific t"#es of files and directories matc!in users#ecified rules.

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DiskBoss Major Features

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*eal+.i0e Disk (,ange Monitor


DiskBoss (ltimate includes a built-in disk c!an e monitor ca#able of detectin file creations, modifications, attribute c!an es and deletions in real-time. -!e real-time disk monitor #ro%ides t!e user wit! t!e abilit" to monitor one or more disks, directories or network s!ares, detect all c!an es made in t!e monitored file s"stems and o#tionall" ex#ort re#orts, send notifications and@or execute custom actions.

-!e disk c!an e monitor allows one to send e-mail notifications, sa%e re#orts and@or execute custom commands or DiskBoss user-defined commands w!en a disk c!an e monitorin command reac!es a user-s#ecified number of c!an es. -!e abilit" to execute DiskBoss userdefined commands as actions in t!e disk c!an e monitor enables !i !l" #owerful and flexible inte rations between different t"#es of file mana ement o#erations. For exam#le, a userdefined file s"nc!roni$ation command automaticall" tri ered after eac! + c!an es in a disk or director" #ro%ides real-time file s"nc!roni$ation ca#abilities.

-!e DiskBoss disk c!an e monitor #ro%ides second-le%el file cate ories and filters allowin one to filter detected file s"stem c!an es b" t!e file extension, file t"#e, c!an e t"#e, file owner, file si$e, etc. Finall", #ower com#uter users and )- #rofessionals are #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to submit disk c!an e monitorin re#orts into a centrali$ed ./L database.

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DiskBoss Major Features

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File 1ntegrit' Monitor


DiskBoss (ltimate and DiskBoss .er%er #ro%ide a built-in file inte rit" monitor allowin one to sa%e di ital si natures of critical s"stem files and t!en #eriodicall" monitor t!e inte rit" of critical s"stem files, detect unaut!ori$ed c!an es, ex#ort 5-ML, text, 6xcel ,.7 or +ML re#orts and send 6-Mail notifications.

-!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to s#ecif" one or more disks or directories to be monitored, select w!ic! t"#es of files s!ould be monitored, t"#es of c!an es t!at s!ould be detected and o#tionall" sa%e re#orts, send 6-Mail notifications or execute custom commands w!en a user-s#ecified number of c!an es is detected.

)n addition to t!e file inte rit" monitorin ca#abilities a%ailable in t!e DiskBoss '() a##lication, DiskBoss #ro%ides a command line utilit" allowin one to %erif" t!e inte rit" of critical s"stem files, sa%e re#orts and send 6-Mail notifications from s!ell scri#ts and batc! files. Finall", DiskBoss .er%er, w!ic! runs in t!e back round as a ser%ice, allows one to continuousl" monitor t!e inte rit" of s"stem files in critical ser%ers and 4&. stora e s"stem.

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Bulk File &ttri2ute (,anger


DiskBoss includes a bulk file attribute c!an er allowin one to #rocess one or more disks or directories and c!an e file attributes, creation dates, last modification dates and last access dates. -!e bulk file attributes c!an es #ro%ides a lar e number of ad%anced o#tions allowin one to #rocess s#ecific t"#es of files, #erform multi#le o#erations durin a sin le scan t!rou ! t!e file s"stem, exclude directories from t!e scannin #rocess, etc.

DiskBoss allows one to c!an e file attributes and@or file timestam#s for files matc!in users#ecified rules. For exam#le, t!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to c!an e file attributes for all t"#es of ima es wit! t!e file si$e more t!an + MB. Multi#le different t"#es of file matc!in rules ma" be used to #recisel" select files to be #rocessed.

-!e bulk file attribute c!an er is o#timi$ed for modern multi-core and multi-,;( ser%ers and can scan directories and #rocess files usin a number of ,;( or ,;( cores accordin to users#ecific needs and re*uirements. )n addition, t!e user is #ro%ided wit! ad%anced #arallel director" scannin ca#abilities allowin one to #rocess files and c!an e file attributes and@or file timestam#s for millions of files %er" effecti%el".

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Periodic &nal'sis and File Manage0ent

#erations

DiskBoss #ro%ides t!e abilit" to execute disk s#ace anal"sis and file mana ement o#erations #eriodicall" at s#ecific time inter%als, weekl" or mont!l" sc!edules, etc. -!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to define an unlimited number of #eriodic jobs wit! eac! one confi ured to execute one or more disk s#ace anal"sis or file mana ement commands.

6ac! #eriodic job can be started b" multi#le !ourl", dail", weekl" and@or mont!l" tri ers wit! different sc!edules for eac! tri er allowin one to execute disk s#ace anal"sis and file mana ement o#erations at different times de#endin on t!e week da", mont! da", etc. )n addition, t!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to execute multi#le disk s#ace anal"sis and@or file mana ement o#erations in eac! #eriodic job.

B" default, DiskBoss executes multi#le commands s#ecified in a #eriodic job se*uentiall" one after one. )n some situations, w!en #rocessin or anal"$in files located on multi#le #!"sical disks or multi#le se%ers or 4&. stora e de%ices, it ma" be more effecti%e to execute multi#le disk s#ace anal"sis or file mana ement o#erations in #arallel.

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Built+1n Disk "M&*. Vie!er


DiskBoss #ro%ides a built-in disk .M&0- %iewer allowin one to %iew t!e !ealt! status of #!"sical !ard disks installed in t!e com#uter. )n order to o#en t!e disk .M&0- %iewer, #ress t!e F.M&0-2 button located on t!e main toolbar. -!e disk .M&0- %iewer s!ows t!e disk model name, t!e firmware %ersion, t!e disk serial number and t!e list of su##orted .M&0- attributes for t!e currentl" selected #!"sical disk.

)f multi#le #!"sical disks are installed in t!e com#uter, use t!e disk selector combo box, located on t!e bottom side of t!e .M&0- %iewer, to c!an e t!e currentl" dis#la"ed disk. )f one or more critical .M&0- attributes are out of %alid ran es, t!e attributes will be marked wit! "ellow Dwarnin E icons or red DerrorE icons de#endin on t!e status and meanin of eac! s#ecific .M&0- attribute.

)n order to sa%e t!e disk .M&0- information to a re#ort file, #ress t!e F.a%e2 button and s#ecif" a re#ort file name. )n order to o#en a #re%iousl" sa%ed disk .M&0- re#ort, #ress t!e FLoad2 button and select t!e re#ort file to load.

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Built+1n -34 3ditor


DiskBoss includes a built-in 56+ editor allowin one to %iew files and edit file data in t!e 56+ and text modes. -!e 56+ editor #ro%ides t!e abilit" to %iew and edit !u e files w!ile usin a %er" small amount of s"stem memor" t!us allowin one to work wit! lar e D7D ima e files and %irtual mac!ine disk ima e files sometimes reac!in tens and !undreds of 'i ab"tes #er file. B!en a file lar er t!an 8 'i ab"tes is o#ened, t!e 56+ editor switc!es to t!e <8-Bit #osition dis#la" mode.

-!e DiskBoss 56+ editor #ro%ides t!e abilit" to browse a file usin na%i ation buttons located on t!e ri !t side of t!e window, jum# to a s#ecific #osition in t!e file, searc! for binar" or text #atterns in t!e file and edit data in t!e binar" or text modes.

)n order to searc! for a binar" #attern, #ress t!e F.earc!2 button, enter t!e #attern as a series of b"tes wit! eac! b"te re#resented b" two 56+ c!aracters. B" default, t!e 56+ editor will start searc!in from t!e current file #osition to t!e end of t!e file. )f re*uired, c!an e t!e start@sto# file #ositions on t!e searc! dialo . )n order to searc! for a text strin , c!an e t!e searc! mode to F-ext2 and enter a text strin to searc!.

)n order to c!an e one or more data b"tes in t!e file, select t!e data b"tes in t!e 56+ dis#la" and #ress t!e F6dit2 button. )n order to edit a text strin , select t!e text strin in t!e text dis#la" and #ress t!e F6dit2 button.

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$ser+De)ined (o00ands
DiskBoss is a #owerful and flexible #roduct #ro%idin a lar e number of features, ca#abilities and confi uration o#tions allowin one to #erform man" t"#es of different disk s#ace anal"sis and file mana ement o#erations. )n order to sim#lif" mana ement and execution of fre*uentl" used o#erations, DiskBoss #ro%ides t!e user wit! t!e abilit" to add user-defined disk s#ace anal"sis and file mana ement commands #re-confi ured for user-s#ecific !ardware and stora e confi urations.

&ll t"#es of disk anal"sis and file mana ement o#erations suc! as disk s#ace anal"sis, file classification, du#licate files detection, file or ani$in , file searc!, file s"nc!roni$ation, co#", mo%e, delete and disk c!an e monitorin ma" be sa%ed as user-defined commands, #reconfi ured for user-s#ecific needs and custom !ardware confi urations and executed in a sin le click usin t!e main '() a##lication or t!e DiskBoss command line utilit". -!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to create direct deskto# s!ortcuts for user-defined file mana ement commands and execute an" command directl" from t!e Bindows deskto# wit!out startin t!e DiskBoss main '() a##lication. Moreo%er, DiskBoss allows one to desi n user-defined disk anal"sis and file mana ement commands usin an o#en and eas"-to-use +ML-Based format, w!ic! ma" be im#orted into t!e DiskBoss '() a##lication or executed b" t!e command line utilit". ;re-confi ured and tested disk anal"sis and file mana ement commands ma" be easil" and safel" executed on multi#le ser%ers and deskto# com#uters minimi$in risks or #otential o#erator-related errors. >ne of t!e most #owerful ca#abilities of DiskBoss is t!e inte ration of different t"#es of userdefined disk s#ace anal"sis and file mana ement commands, w!ic! #ro%ides t!e user wit! t!e abilit" to combine multi#le o#erations in order to full" automate fre*uentl" #erformed and time consumin o#erations. For exam#le, a disk s#ace anal"sis o#eration confi ured to detect lar e amounts of old, unused files ma" automaticall" tri er a rule-based file mana ement o#eration, w!ic! will arc!i%e, mo%e or delete t!ese s#ecific files.

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Flexense Ltd.

"56 Data2ase 1ntegration


DiskBoss (ltimate and DiskBoss .er%er #ro%ide t!e abilit" to submit disk s#ace anal"sis, file classification, du#licate files, disk c!an e monitorin and file searc! results into a centrali$ed ./L database t!rou ! t!e >DB, interface.

)n order to connect DiskBoss to an ./L database, o#en t!e o#tions dialo , select t!e GDatabaseG tab and s#ecif" an >DB, data source, user name and #assword. >nce finis!ed s#ecif"in t!e re*uired information, #ress t!e G7erif"G button to c!eck t!e database connection.

Disk s#ace anal"sis, file classification, du#licate files detection, disk c!an e monitorin and file searc! results ma" be sa%ed into an ./L database in a %er" similar wa". =ust #ress t!e G.a%eG button on t!e results dialo and select t!e G./L DatabaseG re#ort format.

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DiskBoss Major Features

Flexense Ltd.

&dvanced Disk "#ace &nal'sis (a#a2ilities


)- and stora e administrators are #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to submit disk s#ace anal"sis, file classification and du#licate files re#orts from multi#le ser%ers and deskto# com#uters to a centrali$ed ./L database, dis#la" c!arts s!owin t!e used disk s#ace, file cate ories and du#licate files #er user or #er !ost and ain an in-de#t! %isibilit" into w!at t"#es of files are consumin t!e most of t!e disk s#ace, w!o owns t!ese files, w!ere t!ese files are located, !ow muc! disk s#ace is wasted on du#licates, etc. across t!e entire enter#rise.

-!e users anal"sis dialo #ro%ides t!e abilit" to dis#la" t!e used disk s#ace, file cate ories and du#licate files #er user. -!e dialo allows one to select t"#es of o#erations, file cate ories and file s"stem locations to anal"$e, customi$e users2 dis#la" names, edit t!e c!art2s title and footer and finall" co#" t!e c!art ima e to t!e cli#board allowin one to easil" inte rate DiskBoss2 c!arts into user-custom re#orts and #resentations.

-!e !osts anal"sis dialo allows one to dis#la" c!arts s!owin t!e disk s#ace usa e, file cate ories and du#licate files #er !ost. -!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to select t"#es of disk anal"sis o#erations, file cate ories and file s"stem locations to anal"$e, customi$e !osts2 dis#la" names, edit c!art2s title and footer and finall" co#" t!e c!art ima e to t!e cli#board.

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DiskBoss Major Features

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Disk "#ace $sage -istor' (,arts


DiskBoss (ltimate and DiskBoss .er%er #ro%ide t!e user wit! t!e abilit" to dis#la" !istor" c!arts s!owin !ow t!e total disk s#ace usa e, a user-selected file cate or" or t!e number of du#licate files are c!an in o%er time in one or more ser%ers or deskto# com#uters.

)n order to dis#la" a !istor" c!art, sa%e a series of re#orts to an ./L database, o#en t!e ./L re#orts dialo and #ress t!e G5istor"G button. & series of re#orts ma" be ex#orted to an ./L database manuall" usin t!e DiskBoss '() a##lication or automaticall" usin t!e DiskBoss .er%er or t!e command line utilit".

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-!e DiskBoss command line utilit" allows one to anal"$e, classif" and cate ori$e files in one or more disks or directories and sa%e a re#ort to an ./L database. )n order to enerate re#orts for multi#le ser%ers or deskto# com#uters t!rou ! t!e network, t!e user needs to s#ecif" one or more network s!ares t!at s!ould be #rocessed usin t!e (4, notation and set an a##ro#riate !ost name for eac! re#ort sa%ed to t!e database.

disk2oss +anal'%e +dir ::server:s,are +,ost 7-ost Na0e8 +save9to9data2ase

Finall", DiskBoss .er%er ma" to confi ured to #eriodicall" anal"$e disk s#ace utili$ation, classif" files or detect du#licate files in one or more ser%ers or deskto# com#uters, sa%e re#orts to a centrali$ed ./L database and enerate !istor" c!arts s!owin !ow t!e used disk s#ace and t!e number of files in a user-selected file cate or" are c!an in o%er time. -!e !istor" c!arts dialo dis#la"s t!e list of a%ailable c!arts, t!e list of !ost com#uters w!ere t!e c!arts were enerated on and extended statistical information for eac! c!art. -!e user is #ro%ided wit! t!e abilit" to filter c!arts b" t!e !ost name, location, re#ort label, etc. allowin one to select an a##ro#riate !istor" c!art. )n addition, t!e c!arts dialo allows one to c!an e t!e c!artGs title and footer, ex#ort t!e c!artGs ima e to t!e cli#board makin it %er" eas" to inte rate DiskBoss !istor" c!arts in userGs custom re#orts and #resentations.

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DiskBoss Major Features

Flexense Ltd.

&nal'%ing Disk "#ace $sage Per Director'


DiskBoss (ltimate and Disk Boss .er%er allow one to sa%e disk s#ace usa e re#orts from multi#le ser%ers, deskto# and@or la#to# com#uters to a central ./L database and t!en anal"$e disk s#ace usa e #er director" across t!e entire enter#rise.

)n order to #erform t!e directories anal"sis, anal"$e disk s#ace usa e in one or more ser%ers and@or 4&. stora e de%ices, submit all disk s#ace anal"sis re#orts to an ./L database, o#en t!e ./L database dialo , #ress t!e G&nal"$eG button and select t!e GDirectoriesG menu item.

-!e directories anal"sis dialo dis#la"s a list of to# + directories sorted b" t!e used disk s#ace and s!ows t!e !ost name, user name, t!e used disk s#ace and t!e number of files for eac! director" allowin one to easil" see w!o is usin most of t!e disk s#ace and w!ere t!ese files are located on t!e network.

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DiskBoss Major Features

Flexense Ltd.

&nal'%ing Files in "ervers and N&" "torage Devices


DiskBoss allows one to anal"$e disk s#ace, classif" files, detect du#licate files and searc! files in all network s!ares of one or more ser%ers or 4&. stora e de%ices. )n order to anal"$e one or more ser%ers, o#en an anal"sis o#eration dialo , #ress t!e G&ddG button located on t!e ri !t side of t!e list of anal"sis locations, select t!e G.er%ers or 4&. De%icesG mode and enter one or more !ost names or ); addresses se#arated b" t!e semicolon DHE c!aracter.

DiskBoss will scan t!e network and s!ow a list of network s!ares detected in t!e s#ecified ser%ers and 4&. stora e de%ices allowin one to select one or more network s!ares t!at s!ould be #rocessed. )n order to be able to use t!is feature, t!e user needs to !a%e #ermissions to access network s!ares.

-!e network s!ares scannin o#eration ma" be #erformed multi#le times for different ser%ers and 4&. stora e de%ices and an unlimited number of network s!ares from different ser%ers ma" be added to t!e anal"sis o#eration. Durin runtime, DiskBoss will #rocess all t!e s#ecified network s!ares in #arallel usin all ,;(s and@or ,;(-cores a%ailable in t!e !ost com#uter DiskBoss is runnin on.

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DiskBoss Major Features

Flexense Ltd.

&nal'%ing Files in &ll "ervers on t,e Net!ork


&not!er o#tion is to anal"$e, classif" and or searc! files in all ser%ers and@or 4&. stora e de%ices a%ailable on t!e network. )n order to anal"$e all ser%ers on t!e network, o#en an anal"sis o#eration dialo , #ress t!e G&ddG button located on t!e ri !t side of t!e list of anal"sis locations, select t!e G&ll .er%ers on t!e 4etworkG mode and #ress t!e G>kG button.

DiskBoss will scan t!e network and s!ow a list of ser%ers and 4&. stora e de%ices detected on t!e network. .elect one or more ser%ers or 4&. stora e de%ices to anal"$e in and #ress t!e G>kG button.

DiskBoss will scan t!e selected ser%ers and s!ow a list of network s!ares detected in t!e ser%ers and 4&. stora e de%ices allowin one to select one or more network s!ares t!at s!ould be #rocessed. Durin runtime, DiskBoss will #rocess t!e selected network s!ares in #arallel usin all ,;(s a%ailable in t!e !ost com#uter DiskBoss is runnin on. )n order to be able to use t!is feature, t!e user needs to !a%e #ermissions to access network s!ares.

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DiskBoss Major Features

Flexense Ltd.

DiskBoss "erver
DiskBoss .er%er is a ser%er-based #roduct %ersion, w!ic! runs in t!e back round as a ser%ice and is ca#able of executin all t"#es of disk s#ace anal"sis and file mana ement o#erations in a full" automatic and unattended mode. DiskBoss .er%er ma" be mana ed and confi ured locall" or t!rou ! t!e network usin a freeware network client '() a##lication, t!e DiskBoss command line utilit" or t!e DiskBoss .er%er &;), w!ic! ma" be used to inte rate DiskBossG disk anal"sis and file mana ement ca#abilities into ot!er #roducts and solutions.

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DiskBoss #ro%ides a command line utilit", w!ic! is ca#able of executin DiskBoss2 user-defined disk anal"sis and file mana ement commands from s!ell scri#ts and batc! files. )n addition, all t"#es of disk anal"sis and file mana ement commands ma" be desi ned usin an o#en, eas"to-use +ML-based format and executed b" t!e DiskBoss command line utilit".

-!e +ML format #ro%ides full control o%er all t"#es of disk anal"sis and file mana ement o#erations and co%ers all a%ailable #arameters from in#ut disks and directories to automatic re#orts eneration ca#abilities and #erformance tunin o#tions. )n conjunction wit! t!e +MLBased format, t!e DiskBoss command line utilit" ma" be used to inte rate DiskBoss disk usa e anal"sis and file mana ement ca#abilities into ot!er #roducts and solutions.

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DiskBoss Major Features

Flexense Ltd.

DiskBoss "erver "D; and Progra00ing &P1


DiskBoss .er%er #ro%ides a software de%elo#ment kit D.DIE and a ,@,JJ #ro rammin &;) librar" allowin one to control a sin le DiskBoss .er%er on t!e same !ost w!ere t!e client a##lication is runnin on or multi#le DiskBoss ser%ers runnin on a number of !osts connected to t!e same local network.

)n a sin le-!ost setu#, t!e DiskBoss &;) librar" connects locall" to t!e DiskBoss ser%er, w!ic! runs in t!e back round as a ser%ice. -!e DiskBoss &;) librar" #ro%ides t!e user wit! t!e abilit" to confi ure t!e ser%er, setu# user-defined file mana ement commands, control file mana ement o#erations and sa%e results to file re#orts or an ./L database.

)n a multi-!ost confi uration, t!e DiskBoss &;) librar" connects to one or more DiskBoss .er%ers t!rou ! t!e network allowin one to confi ure, mana e and control multi#le DiskBoss ser%ers usin a sin le client a##lication. For more information about t!e DiskBoss .er%er software de%elo#ment kit D.DIE and #ro rammin &;) refer toK !tt#K@@www.diskboss.com@diskbossLser%erLa#i.#df

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DiskBoss Major Features

Flexense Ltd.

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