I'm working on a quota management solution that involves the use of Windows Server 2008 R2, File Server Resource Manager (FSRM), and EV version 8.
My issue right now is that I need to control the storage usage on the Windows Server and was planning to do so using FSRM to implement quotas on specific folders, and then set an EV quota policy on those folders to archive files older than a certain date until back under the quota policy threshold limit.
From this configuration what I need to happen is as follows:
So, really my first big hope is that EV will see the "volume size" of \\FS01\Projects as 500GB since that is what's being presented forth by the Windows server, and not somehow divine that the share actually resides on a physical volume that is 2TB in size. I honestly don't know how it could determine that the disk size presented with the share is not in fact the actual volume size, but at any rate....
Short of testing all this out in a lab I can't confirm and I'm still waiting for an eval version of EV to sandbox the scenario.
Can anyone reward me with an answer to this one?
You can apply quota archiving based on whole disks, folders or subfolders quotas. You can set it start archiving when quota reaches xx% (say 80%) and stop when it reaches yy% (say 50%).
Key to remember: Archiving won't actually start until the next scheduled archive run so xx% might actually be somewhat higher when archiving actually commences.
I've been able to test this out in the lab and somehow (whether it's via the FSA agent or some other method) the EV server knows when a target share is really a volume or just a folder (or mount point). As such, it will not allow me to assign a volume policy with the %quota enabled when I attempt to add the share as a volume.
I'm going to see if I can get NTP Software's ODA for EV add-on installed and see if it'll help bridge this gap.