In a previous post here I discussed the DataServiceCompents.log file, and how to archive it and recreate a new log file to free up some additional disk space on C:.
So you don’t have to keep checking the directory and log file to make sure it isn’t getting huge, you can use the File Server Resource Monitor component of SBS 2008 to create a Storage Report to run automatically, and email the results to you.
1. From the Start menu select Administrative Tools and File Server Resource Manager.2. Right click Storage Reports Management and select Schedule a New Report Task.
3. Select the report data, in our case Large Files, you can also select the report format here. Click the Edit Parameters box.
4. Specify the minimum file size you want to report on and click OK, in our case we want the report to show files over 95MB
5. Specify the folder you want the report to run on. For the dataservicecomponents.log file the folder is – C:Program FilesWindows Small Business ServerLogsMonitoringServiceLogs.
6. On the schedule tab specify a time and date and frequency you want the report to run on.
7. On the delivery tab specify an email address to send the report to, and then click OK to complete the report setup.
8. Right click the new Report Task and select Run Report Task Now so we can check the report is setup correctly and showing us the data we expect to see.
9. Choose the report generation option, and click OK.
10. Take a look at the Storage Report. In the extract below I’m monitoring from the Logs folder level, and there are three files over 95MB