Analytics — capacity trends

Analytics gives you a picture of the capacity trends in your system over time, but not every file and directory can be visualized when there are large numbers of them. For example, think about how difficult it would be to represent a directory that has millions of files and/or subdirectories.

Instead, if a child directory’s capacity change is 90% or more of the parent’s capacity change then it is shown. If the leftover capacity change is large enough, that too is shown. If there are many changes to a directory, then the largest ones are shown. For example, if /foo/bar/ has a change of +4GB and /foo has a change of +4.1GB, then /foo/bar will be shown on the graph.

If the capacity change for a directory is greater than 1% of the overall capacity change, then it is displayed.

  1. On the main dashboard, point to Analytics and click Capacity Trends.

    Capacity Trends Select

  2. You will see a graph that shows the capacity used by the file system over time.

    Capacity Trends Main Window

    The green bars represent changes in capacity over time. The purple line charts total data consumed in the file system over time. The graph automatically scales as usage changes.

  3. You can change the time period to be the last 72 hours, the last 30 days, or the last 52 weeks.

    Capacity Trends Scale Change

    Here is an example of a graph that shows the last 72 hours.

    Capacity Trends last 72 hours

  4. Hover over a green bar to show the time period, change in size and amount of data consumed (or released).

    Capacity Trends - Change Detail

  5. Click on a data point to see details about the specific paths that were involved with the change in capacity.

    Capacity Trends - Data Point Directory Details

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