The Peer File System Analyzer (PeerFSA) is a tool used by PeerGFS that collects information about your storage environment and produces several types of reports. For example, it gathers information about:
- How much data is added, modified, and deleted
- Which directories are eating up most of your space
- Which file types are consuming the most space
PeerFSA reports are also useful to view the age of data to aid in cleanup efforts.
PeerFSA runs automatically every Saturday on each device that an Agent is installed on. PeerFSA scans all paths that the local Agent is watching in real-time.
Locating PeerFSA reports
PeerFSA reports are stored in the Agent installation folders; however, the precise location depends on the version of PeerGFS that you are using.
Reports are stored under <Agent Installation Directory>workspace\logs\fsa\repository\cycle\<Year>\.
Under the <Year> folder, there are up to 52 subfolders representing the day of the year that the PeerFSA run was triggered. The highest numbered folder represents the most recent PeerFSA run. Inside this subfolder, there is an Excel workbook for each volume monitored in PeerGFS, as well as a Summary Report for all volumes that shows the history of TB/file/folder growth.
|PeerGFS v4.5.2 and later
Reports are stored under <Agent Installation Directory>workspace\analytics\fsa\<Date of Run>\<Date-Time of Run>\.
Inside this folder, there is an Excel workbook for each volume monitored by PeerGFS. as well as a Summary Report for all volumes that also shows the history of TB/file/folder growth.
Due to naming conventions and the location of the FSA reports, some file paths will exceed the Windows character limit and will be unable to be opened within the directory. These will need to be copied out of the directory in order to view them.