Automatic Report Management

DiskPulse allows one to keep a user-specified number of reports in the reports directory or the reports SQL database while automatically deleting old reports and freeing up the disk space. These features are especially useful for fully automated disk change monitoring configurations when the user needs to keep a history of report files in a reports directory or a history of disk change monitoring reports in an SQL database.

By default, DiskPulse keeps all reports in the reports directory or the SQL database. In order to enable automatic report management, open the 'Options' dialog, select the 'Reports' tab and change the 'Report Files' or 'Report Database' options to appropriate values.

The 'Report Files' option is applicable to HTML, text, Excel CSV, XML and DiskPulse native reports saved to a reports directory or to the user's home directory using automated report generation actions. After saving each new report, DiskPulse will check if there are too many reports of the same type (HTML, XML, CSV, etc.) in the reports directory and delete old reports according to the user-specified configuration.

The 'Report Database' option is applicable to disk change monitoring reports submitted to an SQL database using the DiskPulse GUI application, the DiskPulse command line utility or the DiskPulse server. After saving each new report to the database, DiskPulse will check if there are too many reports from the same host computer, monitoring the same set of disks or directories and delete old reports according to the user-specified configuration. For example, if two servers are submitting reports to the same SQL database, DiskPulse will keep in the database X last reports for each server.

DiskPulse Network, which is capable of receiving and analyzing reports received from multiple servers or desktop computers, manages reports in the database according to the same configuration options. For each server and each set of monitored disks or directories, DiskPulse Network keeps a history of X last disk change monitoring reports according to the user-specified configuration.

The 'File Categories' option allows one to enable/disable exporting of file categories to HTML, text, Excel CSV and XML reports. Second-level file categories are available when reports are saved using the DiskPulse GUI application manually. Automatically generated reports or reports saved using the DiskPulse command line utility always saved without file categories. When the 'File Categories' option is enabled, DiskPulse GUI application will save second-level file categories to HTML, text, Excel CSV and XML reports.

The 'Compressed Reports' option allows one to save automatically generated HTML, text, Excel CSV and XML reports as compressed archive files.